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League boss Adam Silver believes that the next NBA season will start on time and with spectators in the North American basketball halls.
"I'm pretty optimistic," said Silver. «Around half of the teams already have fans in the arenas. If the vaccination continues as quickly as before and the substance continues to be so effective against the virus, we hope that we will have a relatively large number of full arenas in the next season too. "
At the same time, Silver also stated before the Allstar game on Sunday that a corona vaccination was not absolutely necessary for the professionals in order to remain part of the game. But Silver made it clear: “We are in talks with the players' association. There are some advantages to the players who get vaccinated. " For example, they would no longer have to be quarantined if they were classified as contact persons for an infected person.
Last season, 171 games were canceled due to the pandemic. Also this season, 31 NBA games have already been postponed due to the league's health and safety protocol.
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