NBA announces it is looking into plan to start games in late July
Sports in the Unites States seem to slowly be approaching a return. The NBA is one of those leagues, as it had to suspend the season back in March.
So, when could games resume? Well, on Saturday, NBA Chief Communications Officer Mike Bass provided a major update.
As you can see below, Bass said the league is examining a plan that would have players playing games in Orlando at the Walt Disney complex by late July:
The following is a statement from NBA Chief Communications Officer Mike Bass: pic.twitter.com/8gfK5iVXs8
— NBA (@NBA) May 23, 2020
“The NBA, in conjunction with the National Basketball Players Association, is engaged in exploratory conversations with The Walt Disney Company about restarting the 2019-20 NBA season in late July at Disney’s ESPN Wide World of Sports Complex in Florida ad a single site for an NBA campus for games, practices and housing,” the statement reads. “Our priority continues to be the health and safety of all involved, and we are working with public health experts and government officials on a comprehensive set of guidelines to ensure that appropriate medical protocols and protections are in place.”
This is a good sign for the return of sports. We’ll see when the NBA can be more detailed about its plans to resume the ongoing 2019-20 season in Florida in July.