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Editor James Bennett's column: NBA comes out of bubble for new season. Are we worthy of league's brand of basketball?


Los Angeles Lakers LeBron James, left, and Anthony Davis celebrate in the closing seconds against the Miami Heat as the Lakers win the NBA Championship in Game 6 of the NBA Finals on Sunday, Oct. 11, 2020 in Orlando, Florida. (Wally Skalij/Los Angeles Times/TNS)

The NBA season tipped off Tuesday night with two games on national television.

It seems like only yesterday when this ever-changing collection of millionaires was in the bubble at Walt Disney World, hiding from the coronavirus.


The Brooklyn Nets' Kevin Durant looks on during a preseason game against the Boston Celtics at TD Garden in Boston on Dec. 18. (Maddie Meyer/Getty Images/TNS)


With no Klay Thompson, the Warriors' offense will be Curry-heavy.


The Atlanta Hawks have one of the NBA's best young players in Trae Young. (Atlanta Hawks photo)

James Bennett is Executive Editor. Contact him at 256-235-3540 or