The NBA leadership will reduce the length of training camp before the season resumes, the Athletic claims.
Initially, it was planned that it will be 4-5 weeks, but now it has become known that it will take place within 2-3 weeks. This may lead to an earlier resumption of the season.
Several NBA teams have already decided to open training bases. So far, the training sessions are conducted on an individual basis.
Michael Jordan sneakers sold at auction for 560 thousand dollars
Gaming sneakers of six-time champion Michael Jordan were sold at auction “Sotheby’s” for 560 thousand dollars, according to the Action Network. Jordan wore these crosses in his debut NBA season-1984/85.
560 thousand — a record amount for sneakers at this auction. The previous achievement of $ 437,500 was set in 2019.
FIBA may postpone Eurobasket qualification matches to 2021
FIBA is working on an option in which the November “window” for the qualification matches of national teams for the European championship will be moved to 2021, reports AS.
This decision is related to the desire to give the national Championships more time to host the matches of the 2020/21 season, which may start later than usual due to the coronavirus pandemic.
Qualification matches can be moved to February, when another “window”is already planned. In this case, the games could be combined.
We are also considering moving it to the summer, before or after the Olympic qualification tournaments.
The NBA will lose $ 900 million in revenue from TV broadcasts if the season doesn’t resume
If the 2019/20 NBA season, suspended due to the coronavirus pandemic, is not resumed, the League will suffer losses of $ 900 million, according to the Athletic.
According to the source, this is the amount that the organization will lose due to the existence of a contract with broadcasters. Due to serious financial losses, the season has not yet been canceled. It is reported that the NBA leadership remains optimistic about the resumption of the season. Earlier, League Commissioner Adam silver said that the decision on whether to finish the season, or end it early, will be announced within the next 2-4 weeks.