The NBA restart is underway in Orlando and the Trail Blazers are currently following the bubble instructions placed in front of them. Outside of drills 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’s a tongue-and-cheek look at a list of binge-worthy shows for every Trail Blazers player in the bubble.
Jaylen Adams, Jaylen Hoard, Wenyen Gabriel & Moses Brown
How to do it in America | HBO Max
This short-lived HBO series (Two Seasons) focuses on a group of 20-year-old friends who want to upset New York̵
Friends | HBO Max
Sometimes you just need a show when it has not 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 young people whose job is to save their city seems appropriate. If the Blazers claim the final place in the Western Conference after the season, LeBron James poses a Demogorgon big threat to the Blazers.
Big mouth | Netflix
Collins is looking to pick up where he left off before his shoulder injury, which means a return to his colorful junk on the court. Big Mouth, a humor-driven cartoon focused on managing the awkward puberty, has many adult languages that would make your mom blush.
Adam destroys everything | truTV (multiple streaming options)
Host Adam Conover uses humor and critical thinking to deal with popular misconceptions and topics in each section. For a big man who seems to be obsessed with producing glorious stat lines, it seems like an ideal match for bubbling.
Sopranos | HBO Max
Like The Sopranos, Carmelo Anthony proves that he has some juice left in the tank after he flourished in a previous era.
Dark | Netflix
Select a decade, era or timeline for basketball in Portland and you’ll find a damaged center in the headlines. Is Nurkic finally the center that can correct the endless loop the Blazers are in?
Damian Lillard & CJ McCollum
True Detective (Season 1) | HBO Max
An unlikely duo is combined to solve a complex series of problems and forms a dense lifelong bond in the process. The Blazers best back tandem in nearly 30 years matches perfectly with the best single season run for HBO’s True Detective.
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