Sport NBA, Disney confirm they're in talks to restart season at Florida complex
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The NBA and the NBA Players Association is in “exploratory conversations” with Disney about restarting the season at their Florida location, NBA spokesman Mike Bass told ESPN’s Ramona Shelburne on Saturday.
, the league viewed the Orlando and Disney’s Wide World of Sports complex in Florida as the “clear front runner” to resume the regular season that was postponed in March.
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quote from NBA spokesman Mike Bass on negotiations with Disney.— Ramona Shelburne (@ramonashelburne)
Disney confirmed the news and noted its “great, long-standing relationship with the NBA.”
BREAKING: Disney just sent me their statement confirming the report:
"The Walt Disney Company has a great, long-standing relationship with the NBA. We are engaged in conversations with them about completing the 2019-2020 season at the ESPN Wide World of Sports…"— Scott Gustin (@ScottGustin)
This post will be updated.
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