National Basketball Association Commissioner Adam silver said the League is considering three options for resuming the 2019/2020 season.
The first option is to wait for the approval of the us Department of health and resume the season, allowing the audience to enter the halls. The second is a game with empty stands. We are also considering the possibility of organizing a charity match / tournament, which will be attended by players from different teams. In this case, basketball players who have passed tests and self-isolation will come out on the floor.
“People are stuck in their homes, they need a distraction. Someone should entertain them, ” Bleacher Report quotes silver as saying.
The coronavirus was detected in seven League players. The COVID-19 outbreak was recorded at the end of last year in China. According to the latest data, more than 8 thousand people died from it. At the same time, more than 82 thousand of those infected were cured.
Players ‘ Union boss: half of NBA employees will be infected with coronavirus
The Executive Director of the NBA players ‘ Union, Michelle Roberts, commented on the situation with the coronavirus and claims that half of the people working in the League can be infected.
“We know that the situation with the coronavirus is likely to get even worse. We will not put players, team or staff at risk. The only problem is that we don’t know when everything will be safe enough to resume playing. Everyone is just guessing.
Many of us will test positive even if we are not sure that we are infected. I will not reveal the identity, as it becomes a kind of stigma. But I do know that there will be more players, more NBA employees and my own staff. I’ve heard that 40% to 50% of our League’s employees will be infected, regardless of whether their coronavirus test is positive or not,” Roberts was quoted as saying by USA TODAY.
The coronavirus was detected in seven League players. The COVID-19 outbreak was recorded at the end of last year in China. According to the latest data, more than 8000 people died from it. At the same time, more than 85 thousand of those infected were cured.