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The Baseline: Brooklyn parts ways with Kenny Atkinson & LeBron vs Giannis

The NBA season has just over a month left on the calendar but the madness of March is upon us in more ways than one. Brooklyn and the world’s attention to the Covid-19 virus are atop of the league’s headlines. On this week’s show we discuss:

The Breakdown

Brooklyn and Kenny Atkinson mutually part ways.

  • Are the Nets and their culture forever changed after this perplexing move?
  • Sean Marks said both parties felt it was time for a chance but is he playing possum?
  • Was Atkinson doomed the minute Kyrie Irving and Kevin Durant both signed with the team? Could he be deemed as a coach best-served for rebuilding situations?
  • What do Irving and  Durant have to do with this ultimately? Reports have surfaced the Irving soured on Atkinson early and might want Tyronn Lue as the team’s next coach.
  • It’s truly a player’s league but what does it say about the Nets to have a coach let go in the middle of a playoff chase while Iriving and Durant aren’t even on the court?

The Drop

Giannis Antentokounmpo vs LeBron James

  • The race for the MVP isn’t over and the roller coaster narratives for both players are at its peak.

Coronavirus impacting the NBA

  • The league is investigating multiple scenarios to take precautions in lieu of the fast-spreading virus, including the potential of playing games in empty arenas.
  • How could this pandemic impact the NBA’s bottom line?
  • If fans and reporters are excluded should the games still take place?

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