The NBA, in collaboration with the National Basketball Players Association, plans to restart the 2019-20 NBA season in late July at Disney’s ESPN Wide World of Sports Complex in Florida as a single site for an NBA campus for games, practices, and housing,” said NBA Chief Communications Officer Mike Bass.
“Our priority continues to be the health and safety of all involved, and we are working with public health experts and government officials on a comprehensive set of guidelines to ensure that appropriate medical protocols and protections are in place,” Bass stated.
Of course, issues such as availability of tests for COVID-19, and how living in a “bubble” lifestyle would be and have to try to reduce the likelihood of new infections and how many players, coaches, and staff from each team would be allowed to attend are still to be decided.
What is best for the league as a whole is up to commissioner Silver. His decision is also dictated by advice from public health professionals. We really have some good news to look forward to.