NBA plans to resume season at Disneyland
This is done.
The NBA will resume the 2019-20 season at the Walt Disney World Resort outside Orlando.
Tipoff is expected in late July.
Several weeks of reports came out that officials tended to use only one position for the game, and the league announced the news on Saturday morning.
Mike Bass, NBA Chief Communications Officer, issued the following statement:
“The NBA, along with the National Association of Basketball Players, is in an exploratory dialogue with Walt Disney Company to restart the 2019-20 NBA season at ESPN Stadium in Disney, Florida in late July. As a single site, NBA campus offers games , Practice and accommodation. We always make the health and safety of all relevant personnel a top priority, and we are working with public health experts and government officials to develop a comprehensive set of guidelines to ensure proper medical procedures and protective measures are in place.
The following is the speech of Mike Bass, Chief Communications Officer of the NBA: pic.twitter.com/8gfK5iVXs8
-NBA (@NBA) May 23, 2020
Las Vegas and Houston are also considered possible locations, but in the end the league chose “the happiest place on earth.”
Walt Disney ’s parent company, ABC / ESPN, was the NBA ’s most influential media partner. During the coronavirus pandemic, ABC Executive Chairman Bob Iger and Commissioner Adam Silver jobs.
The ESPN Sports World Complex can accommodate all 30 teams and provides multiple broadcastable venues for the game.
Although the officials have decided on the location, they are still not sure how to resume the game.
Will the team end the regular season or directly into the playoffs?
How to test and keep “bubble”?
In addition, the incidence of COVID-19 cases is always possible to increase or decrease the changing state and local regulations.
Bath’s statement did not clarify any of these issues, but at this point, fans and players will be happy to see some actions on the hardwood.