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Sport Here's what social distancing in the NBA looks like

22:21  22 july  2020
22:21  22 july  2020 Source:   sportingnews.com

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The NBA will look different when team scrimmages begin Wednesday afternoon.

The league, which suspended the season in March because of the coronavirus pandemic, has returned with new social distancing guidelines.

While the teams will play against each other on the court, players on the bench and those huddling during timeouts can't be within six feet of each other.

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Check out the court:

And more social distancing guidelines:

Despite these policies, basketball is a contact sport and the players will be bumping into each other and handling the same basketball for 48 minutes — so it's hard to call this true social distancing.

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The players are currently living inside a "bubble" in Florida to protect them from COVID-19 and are getting tested for the disease on a daily basis.

Meanwhile, reporters covering the teams have to practice social distancing too.

The NBA season resumes on July 30.


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