Disney world It has become the favorite to host NBA games if the 2020 season resumes, The Athletic reported Wednesday.
“The NBA has Orlando / Disney World as a clear favorite to play again if the 2019-2020 season resumes. Orlando has gained significant seriousness among other cities like Las Vegas, ”Shams Charania reported via Twitter.
The commissioner Adam Silver He said on May 12 that he wanted to decide in “two to four weeks” if the NBA would try to resume the season stopped on March 11 due to the coronavirus pandemic. Silver and the owners agreed on the preference for a “campus environment” for the health and safety of players and teams, as well as the general public, according to ESPN.
On the last call of the Board of GovernorsOwners and executives cheered on the league’s steps toward safe return amid the pandemic and on positive conversations with the Players Association, according to ESPN.
The concept of a vacation spot, the type of location that would allow all NBA teams to stay in a controlled environment, was first raised in late March when Silver He asked the teams to come up with all the ideas for an eventual return. The Bahamas and Las Vegas they are also on the table.
The report added that Silver He emphasized that for a comeback to occur, all parties would have to accept that a single positive test for COVID-19 would not derail the season. If a positive test “would shut us down, we probably shouldn’t be going this way,” Silver said, according to ESPN’s Adrian Wojnarowski.