NBA ‘Angling’ To Cancel 2019-20 Season Amid ‘Significant Amount Of Pessimism’

Ruben Hill
Апреля 6, 2020

Ever since the season was suspended on March 11 due to the novel coronavirus pandemic, commissioner Adam Silver has been laying out scenarios on how to continue the season.

ESPN's Brian Windhorst shared the latest information from the top executives in the National Basketball Association, and the chances the National Basketball Association can resume the 2019-20 campaign are low.

"They don't have to do that yet". But they are not talking about how to resume the league.

Almost a week after reports of discussions about playing the postseason in a quarantined environment surfaced, ESPN's Brian Windhorst says the league's tone may have changed. The way they're negotiating, they're leaving an option either way. "They do have runway here, I do think that they could, if they had to, go into August or September to finish this season, but I'm not sure they feel confident about that right now".

There has been talk of relaunching the season in Las Vegas and using the UNLV campus as a way to create what would amount to a bubble of people who tested negative for the virus. The virus has not disappeared.

In addition, there are many complications related to the plan of coexistence of the players. Everyone, from players to coaches to coaches, camera companies and equipment managers, would need to be tested. Could players bring their families?

"I think there was optimism about progress a week ago, and some things have happened this week that have turned it south", he said.

Although life is going back to normality in China, basketball has yet to return and the NBA are considering that it might be impossible to get some action in the United States in the foreseeable future.

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