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Listen to That’s A Rap #95: Riding into the NBA bubble

While the temperature heats up outside, things are heating up in the NBA, as Woj drops a different kind of bomb and players voice their opinions of life inside the bubble.

NBA Restart 2020 - All-Access Photo by Joe Murphy/NBAE via Getty Images

It’s a hot mess (literally) outside and a hot mess (figuratively) inside the NBA bubble.

Woj is dropping (f-)bombs, players are getting hot and bothered by the NBA’s list of approved BLM messages, and Complex Canada is dropping hot pieces of trash with their Raptors logo re-design concepts.

We’ve got all of this and more on the latest episode of That’s A Rap!

In This Episode:

2:30 — Woj F-Bomb

The NBA’s recent support for the Black Lives Matter movement — allowing players to change the backs of their jerseys to include social messages — has ignited a discussion about other messages that are missing. Senator Josh Hawley chimed in with his own suggested messages. Let’s just say Adrian Wojnarowski did not approve.

17:20 — BLM messages

The NBA and WNBA went in opposite directions with jersey social messaging. While the NBA outlined a pre-defined list of approved messages, the WNBA went with one. Funny how the simplest approach was received with much less fanfare, yet much less criticism.

28:20 — Championship flex

The Raptors rolled into the bubble like true champions. Two buses fashioned with, “Black Lives Matter” was beautifully designed and powerful in its simplicity. The NBA re-start also allows the Raptors to (finally) give Danny Green his championship ring (definitely, maybe).

35:45 — Spilling the (bubble) tea

After the break, we broke down some quick-hitters: Complex Canada’s mock-up of a new Raptors logo design, Terrence Ross IG stories, Dallas Mavericks dance party, and food... lots and lots of food!

43:20 — Riding into the NBA bubble

Disney theme parks will be open after-hours for the NBA players and staff to enjoy. If you were part of that lucky group, which ride would you go on and which NBA player would you ride with? Just remember to scream inside your heart!