Basketball To Restart At Disney


The NBA plans to restart the 2019-20 regular season.

The league announced that they are in talks with Disney about restarting the season at their property outside of Orlando.

"The NBA, in conjunction with the National Basketball Players Association, is engaged in exploratory conversations with The Walt Disney Company about restarting the 2019-20 NBA season in late July at Disney's ESPN Wide World of Sports Complex in Florida as a single site for an NBA campus for games, practices and housing," said NBA Chief Communications Officer Mike Bass. "Our priority continues to be the health and safety of all involved, and we are working with public health experts and government officials on a comprehensive set of guidelines to ensure that appropriate medial protocols and protections are in place."

The NBA has a close relationship with The Walt Disney Company who is the parent company of ABC/ESPN the league's biggest media partner. The size and infrastructure of Disney World Orland, home of the ESPN Wide World of Sports complex, makes it an ideal site to house all 30 teams in a somewhat controllable environment.

When and where the league will resume still seems to be up for debate. Playing a certain number of games before playoffs to jumping straight into a tournament format that would not include teams at the bottom of their respective conferences.

The ultimate decision on what is best for the league as a whole falls to commissioner Silver, though that is also dictated by advice from public health professionals.

There are still many details to iron out, but after over two months of uncertainty regarding the resumption of the NBA season, we're finally starting to get some answers.

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