The NBA is suspended for at least 8 weeks and is likely to be suspended for up to 3 months. However, this will not prevent the tournament organizers from trying to bring basketball back to the fans.
While the COVID-19 epidemic continued to boom in the US with more than 40,000 cases, all sports-related activities of the country were forced to halt.
The NBA season has been delayed for more than a week along with many other professional leagues such as NHL (hockey), MLB (baseball) or MLS (football). However, the organizers and leaders of 30 NBA teams are determined to find the best way to bring basketball back to the fans.
After hearing from reputable sources, ESPN journalist Ramona Shelburne said this morning: “At any cost, they will want to save the 2019-20 season. The season will return “.
As the first professional sport in the US to stop playing because of COVID-19, the NBA has not held matches and all related events since March 11.
With a request to ban the gathering of people and organizing events with more than 50 participants for 8 weeks, the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) almost did not allow the NBA to return before the middle.
However, because the disease situation is so complicated, perhaps NBA will have to leave fans longer than that. Initially, NBA officials expected mid-June to be the latest milestone that the tournament will restart. But now they are ready to wait until August or September if needed.
The delay of the season for months will greatly affect the future schedule of the NBA, the closest being NBA Free Agency, NBA Draft 2020 and the start of the 2020-21 season.
Even so, the executive representative, Adam Silver, accepted the outcome of the “domino pieces”, allowing the Regular Season 2020-21 to start later and there will be some adjustments to make the season go smoothly. be as beautiful as possible.