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Blazers Bubble Binge Suggestions: A Show for Each Player

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Steve Dewald suggests a show for each Trail Blazers player to binge while they are in the NBA’s Orlando-based bubble.

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The NBA restart is underway in Orlando and the Trail Blazers are currently adhering to the bubble guidelines placed in front of them. Outside of practice and other team-related events, players are presented with long periods of isolation. That time alone is a perfect opportunity to burn through the seemingly-endless streaming options available.

With that in mind, here is a tongue-and-cheek look at a list of binge-worthy shows for each Trail Blazers player in the bubble.

Jaylen Adams, Jaylen Hoard, Wenyen Gabriel & Moses Brown

How to Make It in America | HBO Max

This short-lived HBO series (two seasons) focuses on a group of 20-year-old friends looking to hustle their way up New York’s social structure. Hard work, hijinks and mishaps occur along the way. For a quartet of players looking to break into the NBA, this feels like a solid fit.


Mario Hezonja

Friends | HBO Max

Sometimes you just need a show when it hasn’t been your day, your week, your month or even your year.


Anfernee Simons, Nassir Little & Gary Trent Jr.

Stranger Things | Netflix

Simons, Little and Trent Jr. are set for an increased workload in Orlando and a show that highlights a group of youngsters tasked with saving their town seems appropriate. If the Blazers claim the final spot in the Western Conference postseason picture, LeBron James poses a Demogorgon-sized threat for the Blazers.


Zach Collins

Big Mouth | Netflix

Collins is looking to pick up where he left off prior to his shoulder injury, which means a return to his colorful trash talk on the court. Big Mouth, a humor-driven cartoon focused on dealing the awkwardness of puberty, features plenty of adult language that would make your mother blush.


Hassan Whiteside

Adam Ruins Everything | truTV (multiple streaming options)

Host Adam Conover uses a humor and critical thinking to tackle popular misconceptions and topics in each episode. For a big man who is seemingly obsessed with producing gaudy stat lines, this seems like an ideal match for bubble binging.


Carmelo Anthony

The Sopranos | HBO Max

Like The Sopranos, Carmelo Anthony is proving he has some juice left in the tank after thriving in a previous era.


Jusuf Nurkic

Dark | Netflix

Pick a decade, era or timeline of basketball in Portland and you will find an injured center in the headlines. Is Nurkic finally the center that can correct the endless loop that the Blazers find themselves in?


Damian Lillard & CJ McCollum

True Detective (Season 1) | HBO Max

An unlikely duo combine to solve a complex series of problems and form a tight life-long bond in the process. The Blazers’ best backcourt tandem in nearly 30 years matches perfectly with the best single-season run of HBO’s True Detective.


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