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Anthony Davis shares why playing in NBA Bubble is easier Anthony Davis shared on Wednesday why some players find it easier to play in the NBA Bubble. Even in the postseason, there is limited attendance, and it's from guests of the players and team staff members. Some players have liked playing in the bubble compared to their home or road arenas, and Davis explained why. "Some guys like the bubble because you don't have the pressure from opposing fans, or even (home) fans," Davis said after his Los Angeles Lakers' Game 1 win in the NBA Finals. Davis said that he loves to play basketball anywhere, so it hasn't made a difference to him.
Davis scored 34 points in the Lakers' 116-98 win over the Miami Heat. Davis has been the Lakers' leading scorer all year and is averaging 28.8 points per game this postseason. The Clippers had no answer for Luka Doncic, who posted a 40-point triple-double and buried the game-winning 3-pointer in Dallas' Game 4 win on Sunday (US time) Ashley Landis-Pool, Pool via Getty Images/AFP MANILA, Philippines--Dallas star Luka Doncic has the best-selling jersey in the Philippines, shooting past more established players such as LeBron James of the Los Angeles Lakers and Kawhi Leonard of the Los Angeles Clippers. NBA Philippines revealed Wednesday that Doncic, the 2019 Rookie of the Year, has grown into one of the most popular players in the country in just his second year in the league. "Our No. 1 selling jersey in the Philippines was Luka Doncic," said Scott Levy, managing director of NBA Asia, in a conference call with reporters yesterday.
Aside from Doncic and Williamson, Levy also touted the increasing popularity of Atlanta guard Trae Young and Memphis guard Ja Morant, who was the 2020 NBA Rookie of the Year after a sensational season for the Grizzlies. The evidence about Luka Dončić rise to the top of the NBA keeps pouring in. Dončić's jersey is No. 2 in sales from late July to Monday, essentially the entire time that the NBA played in the bubble. Ahead of Giannis Antetokounmpo and Anthony Davis. Ahead of Kevin Durant and Steph Curry. And ahead of Damian Lillard and Kawhi Leonard. In addition, the Mavericks ranked seventh on the team merchandise list for the time in the bubble. Only the Lakers, Celtics, Bulls, Heat, Warriors and Raptors were ahead of them. Top 15 Most Popular NBA Jerseys LeBron James, Los Angeles Lakers 2. Luka Dončić, Dallas Mavericks 3. Anthony Davis, Los Angeles Lakers 4. Jayson Tatum, Boston Celtics 6. Stephen Curry, Golden State Warriors 8. Damian Lillard, Portland Trail Blazers Kemba Walker, Boston Celtics Russell Westbrook, Houston Rockets Nikola Jokić, Denver Nuggets Denver Nuggets What's fascinating is that most bubble play strung together can be categorized within a simple, three-marked spectrum: "aging players reentering their primes," "the grey area of mediocrity," and your "GMO'd young stars hitting NBA puberty early" marking the opposing end. The earliest instance of the bubble's hoop christening was Luka Doncic's six-game series versus the Los Angeles Clippers, a team that continuously seemed to find itself on the receiving end of young guard crowning ceremonies for some odd reason. The rookie is making his way to an NBA Finals and not as an end-of-bench development project, but as a vital sixth-man scorer who oftentimes acted as the offensive release valve against the quicksand defenses of the Boston Celtics and Milwaukee Bucks. Herro is a showman, made evident by his 37-point Game 4 explosion, the second-most points by a player 20 years or younger in NBA playoff history behind Magic Johnson. Through the months-long hiatus, the prospect of no NBA basketball for the foreseeable future due to the global pandemic and its subsequent mishandling robbing us of one the most ancient joys rewarded to a functioning society was one that would've left a void for many despite how hard it might seem to admit it. Luka Doncic sees surge in jersey sales since NBA restart Luka Doncic's outstanding performance in the NBA bubble appears to have been very good for his brand. The NBA released numbers on jersey sales by team and player since the league's restart. However, Doncic surged to second in jersey sales, ahead of stars such as Anthony Davis and Giannis Antetokounmpo. NBA Bubble jersey sales: 1. 2. Luka Doncic 3. Anthony Davis Russell Westbrook The 21-year-old was dominant during the Dallas Mavericks' first round series against the Los Angeles Clippers. It's clear the NBA world is taking notice.