NBA Executives are trying to figure out if the current season can be resumed
The world is going through a situation like never seen before; therefore, there is a constant air of uncertainty in the atmosphere. No one ever thought that sports activities across the world would be paused – sports are one of the biggest entertainments for people, no matter the location. Since last month, all major sports leagues in the US decided to suspend all activity in response to the coronavirus outbreak that was rapidly declared a global pandemic. As much as basketball fans are have their hopes up for the season to resume this month, NBA Commissioner Adam Silver is not expecting any decisions to be made until at least May.
Luckily, in the middle of a crisis, there are many good ideas to follow, and the NBA came up with the NBATogether initiative to keep in touch with the fans. Silver spoke through the NBA’s Twitter account with Turner Sports’ Ernie Johnson in a conversation that covered many topics, including all the possible scenarios in which the league can make a return. However, none of them are positive enough to make the NBA foresee a close time to move forward. “Essentially, what I’ve told my folks over the last week is that we just should just accept that, at least for the month of April, we won’t be in a position to make any decisions,” Silver said. “And I don’t think that necessarily means on May 1 we will be.”
The NBA was the first US major league to suspend all activities after Utah Jazz center Rudy Gobert tested positive for the coronavirus. The season was supposed to end this April 15, and the playoffs were to begin by April 18.