NBA Restart preparations are going in full force at Orlando sports complex as plans to resume the 2019-20 season are in motion. The 22 NBA teams that will be a part of this season are already inside the bubble and a few of the remaining players will fly on their own. NBA fans are hoping that there are no Coronavirus positive cases now so that they can continue the games without any issues.
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The teams will be allowed to practice in a group so they can get in shape and they will have two weeks before the NBA games resume. However, NBA commissioner Adam Silver has made it clear that the NBA shutdown can happen for a second time if there are a considerable amount of Coronavirus cases inside the bubble.
NBA Commissioner Adam Silver talks about a Second Shutdown
NBA commissioner Adam Silver has not ruled out a possible NBA shutdown for the second time, despite all the security protocols are in place. While Silver agrees that there could be one of two COVID-19 positive cases when the players enter into the bubble, it would be a problem if there are cases even after the quarantine period is over.
It only takes one person to break the NBA bubble and get the entire community infected with the virus, and if that happens then the NBA season will be a lost cause.
We would know that there’s, in essence, a hole in our bubble or that our quarantine or our campus is not working in some way. So that would be very concerning. But we shall see. I’m confident that it will be safer on this campus than off this campus in part because we are going to be doing daily testing
NBA Restart Championship will be way Tougher
NBA restart inside the bubble will be way difficult than any regular season and it will be way tougher to win the championship. All the NBA players will have to stay away from their friends and families for three to four months, their connection to the outside world will be limited, and they can’t roam around freely. The current MVP Giannis Antetokounmpo says that it will be toughest to win this year’s NBA title as none of the teams would have any home-court advantage.