NBA Watching Chinese Basketball Association for Tips on How to Restart
Just like you, every person employed by the NBA wants to get back to work. If LeBron James has his way, he'll work in front of fans and "kick their ass."
Unfortunately for James, the only asses he might kick are those of opposing players. At the same time, the board of governors is mulling over its options on how the season can continue.
The board is watching the Chinese Basketball Association to see how hard it will be to start back up. Per Brian Windhorst of ESPN, the CBA has lived in limbo since January 24th.
Players like Jeremy Lin and Lance Stephenson have gone back to China to quartine for 14 days as a precaution before they head to training camp. One option the CBA is considering is having the league operate out of one location.
All essential personnel would house, workout, and play in the same facility. If this plan is successful, the NBA could be quick to adopt this model.
You could see the NBA run like an early-season college basketball tournament. Games being played all day in places like Las Vegas or the Bahamas.
There is even talk of having a college campus in the midwest has a host site. Why the midwest? COVID-19 is less of a problem in that part of America for now.
There are many bridges to cross before the NBA can put any plans into action. One major issue is there seems to be too much conflicting information about when the coronavirus will be under control.
Maverick's owner Mark Cuban's intel says June 1st; Kirk Herbstreit of ESPN says we are just now scratching the surface of where the virus is going to go. Herbstreit also says we're about 12 to 18 months away from a vaccine.
The United States has 100,000 confirmed COVID-19 cases a week ago; we were at 10,000 confirmed cases. America has the most confirmed cases of COVID-19 of any country in the world.
We will get through this; it will take time, but we always persevere, and when we do, the NBA will be there as well.
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