NBA 2019-20 season has officially been postponed for a long time and can not set a return date because COVID-19 and 2 players are positive for the new corona virus.
Listening to the deadline for the NBA season due to COVID-19, millions of fans “froze”.
Yesterday, the NBA officially suspended the 2019-20 season for fear of a COVID-19 outbreak. Besides, the tournament organizers also need this time to plan, find the most reasonable process to put everything back into orbit.
Now, this NBA plan has been gradually revealed. According to the share of NBA executive committee member, Adam Silver on TNT’s Inside The NBA 2019-20 program, the 2019-20 season will be delayed for at least 30 days.
Like the procedure for tracking an injured player, the situation of the disease will be reevaluated every week until safety is assured. After that, the timing of the NBA season’s return will be considered and fixed.
Before some sporadic rumors that the NBA is likely to cancel the season because of COVID-19, Mr. Adam Silver confirmed that the NBA can always return no matter how long the delay is.
“Even if we miss a month or more of 6 weeks, we can still restart the NBA 2019-20,” Mr. Silver told TNT. “This could mean that the NBA 2019-20 Finals take place in July or a bit later. In my opinion, it would be childish to think we lost the entire season.”
Based on the original schedule of the NBA 2019-20 season, the Regular Season will end on April 15 and will take 2 days off before the playoffs start on April 18. In theory, if the tournament was postponed for 30 days then basketball would be back on April 11.
However, after sharing a lot about the postponement of the season because of COVID-19, Mr. Adam Silver did not rule out the possibility that the season was completely canceled:
“Of course that’s a possibility, but it only stops at the possibility because I don’t have more information at this time.”
With two cases positive for the new strain of coronavirus (SARS-CoV-2), Rudy Gobert and Donovan Mitchell, all 30 NBA teams were placed at the highest alert.
The COVID-19 epidemic was stable, China called for foreign soldiers to return
On February 1, the professional basketball tournament in China (CBA) was forced to postpone all matches because it is the country most affected by COVID-19. More than 80,000 infections and more than 3,000 deaths due to the flu have prevented all tournament leaders from continuing.
However, in recent times, with the efforts of the government and the people here, it seems that China has gradually controlled the disease. The evidence is that the number of infections and deaths has not increased in recent times. This means that thousands of businesses and organizations have started to open and operate again.
And of course, the CBA basketball tournament is no exception, with these positive signs, the Chinese professional basketball system is calling for foreign players who are in the contract period with the clubs. The affiliated team returns so the tournament can continue to return as soon as possible.
According to journalist Jonathan Givony from ESPN, foreign soldiers, especially US nationals, are being contacted by Chinese teams to return to the team this week.
“The Chinese professional basketball system, CBA is calling on the players to return to training so as soon as possible to start the season at the beginning of April. But it seems that this is not true. When there is no signal from the players of US citizenship.
Calling them (referring to American foreign players) to return to China when the country was not long ago considered the cradle of the epidemic was very unlikely, at least for the time being. We have to look at the fact that everyone has been afraid of their health and they have to do something to protect themselves and their family first.
Because to them, at this time, basketball is only the second priority after the health of family and relatives “- Journalist Govony shared.
At the present time, the number of foreign-American foreign players playing in China is approximately 40 people, including Lance Stephenson, Jeremy Lin, Ty Lawson … L fear Stephenson rushed because of the disease. gold contacted his old club Indiana Pacers with the desire to reunite as soon as possible.
However, with the NBA 2019-20 tournament information being postponed indefinitely, Lance Stephenson will probably have to reconsider his decision in the nearest future.
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