4 sleeper contenders for the post-Bubble NBA title

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It was all supposed to be so easy. After last year’s triumphant coronation in the quarantine bubble, the Los Angeles Lakers were primed to take advantage of the ever-stretching window of LeBron James’ prime, and his pairing with fellow superstar Anthony Davis, for at least one more title. And then injuries — the biggest story of the 2020–2021 NBA season, which wrapped up earlier…