While LeBron James was largely resting through the All-Star Game, the Brooklyn Nets were adding another piece for a run at his title. With James still near the top of his game and the Nets on top of the league in scoring, it's easy to envision a coast-to-coast NBA Finals when a champion is crowned in July.

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But, as proven again by Joel Embiid and Ben Simmons having to sit out Sunday, the coronavirus might still have a say on this season. Most teams resume Thursday, exactly a year after last season was suspended because of the virus.

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