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Sport Adam Silver admits NBA season could be halted due to COVID-19

00:35  01 july  2020
00:35  01 july  2020 Source:   yardbarker.com

Adam Silver says NBA may abandon postseason if there’s a large outbreak: “Certainly, if we have a lot of cases, we’re going to stop.”

  Adam Silver says NBA may abandon postseason if there’s a large outbreak: “Certainly, if we have a lot of cases, we’re going to stop.” While COVID-19 cases are on the rise across the U.S. in general and in Orlando in particular, the NBA is still planning to resume its season in Orlando in early July, with 22 teams set to travel to the “bubble” there beginning July 7. But Tuesday saw NBA commissioner Adam Silver offer perhaps his strongest Read more The post Adam Silver says NBA may abandon postseason if there’s a large outbreak: “Certainly, if we have a lot of cases, we’re going to stop,” he says. “You cannot run from this virus.

NBA commissioner Adam Silver said during a TIME100 Talks that there's no guarantee the 22 NBA teams who qualified for the relaunched season Even if the teams make it to Orlando, Silver recently said that a “significant spread” of COVID - 19 at the Disney World complex could cause a cancellation

Silver was on his way home from fielding those calls all day when he got another: Utah Jazz center Rudy Gobert had tested positive for COVID - 19 . But the uncertainty facing the league was never better illustrated than when Ernie Johnson asked Silver if the season could be canceled.

The NBA continues to forge ahead with its plan to resume the 2019-20 season at Walt Disney World in Orlando on July 30. The backdrop here is a COVID-19 pandemic that’s growing in multiple big states, Florida included.

Adam Silver wearing a suit and tie: While confident that the bubble city in Orlando is safer for NBA players, NBA Commissioner Adam Silver did admit that an outbreak would force the season to be halted. © Dennis Wierzbicki-USA TODAY Sports While confident that the bubble city in Orlando is safer for NBA players, NBA Commissioner Adam Silver did admit that an outbreak would force the season to be halted.

In talking about the situation with TIME recently, NBA Commissioner Adam Silver admitted that the season could be affected. He also wouldn’t 100% commit to it actually getting off the ground.

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Mark Cuban on Resuming the NBA Season —and How Bad a COVID - 19 Outbreak Would Have to Get to (Earlier, during the same TIME 100 Talks session, NBA commissioner Adam Silver couldn’t Silver recently said that a “significant spread” of COVID - 19 at the Disney World complex could cause

(Reuters) - The NBA season could again be put on hold if there is a "significant spread" of COVID - 19 among its players in Orlando, where the league is set to resume play on July 30 with no fans in attendance, commissioner Adam Silver said on Friday. The NBA was the first major North American

“Never full steam ahead no matter what,” Silver told TIME (h/t ESPN’s Ohm Youngmisuk). “One thing we are learning about this virus as much is [it’s] unpredictable, and we and our players together with their union look at the data on a daily basis. If there were something to change that was outside of the scope of what we are playing for, certainly we would revisit our plans.”

A widespread outbreak of COVID-19 at Walt Disney World would pretty much be the worst-case scenario for the NBA as it looks to resume a season that was suspended all the way back on March 11.

While confident that the bubble city in Orlando is safer for NBA players, he did admit that an outbreak would force the season to be halted.

“We are testing daily,” Silver continued. “We haven’t put a precise number on it but if we were to see a large number of cases and see spread in our community, that would of course be a cause to stop as well.”

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Out of north of 300 players tested last week, 16 were shown to be positive for COVID-19. Since then, the likes of DeAndre Jordan have announced that they have the virus.

2019-20 NBA season

As noted above, the season is expected to resume on July 30. A total of 22 of the NBA’s 30 teams will take part. Each team will play eight regular-season games before the playoffs start.

As of right now, multiple players have exercised their ability to opt out of the season. It’s not necessarily a major trend, but it is something to keep an eye on with the season slated to resume in exactly a month.

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On March 11, 2020, the National Basketball Association ( NBA ) announced the suspension of the 2019–20 season following Utah Jazz center Rudy Gobert testing positive for coronavirus disease 2019 ( COVID - 19 ). On June 4, the NBA approved a plan to continue the 2019–20 season with 22 teams

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