It sure looks like the NBA season will resume at some point in July. Recent indications are pointing at a return within the confines of Walt Disney World in Orlando.
This latest report from Tim Reynolds of the Associated Press indicates that things are moving a long on this front. The basketball insider notes that the NBA is in exploratory conversations with Disney that could culminate in the season resuming at ESPN’s Wide World of Sports complex.
BREAKING: The NBA and the National Basketball Players Association are engaged in exploratory conversations with Disney for a single-site return of NBA games in late July at the ESPN Wide World of Sports Complex — for games, practices and housing.— Tim Reynolds (@ByTimReynolds) May 23, 2020
Previous suggestions were that the NBA season would resume in both Orlando and Las Vegas. That might no longer be the case.
This is some rather big news, too. It’s the first concrete conversations the NBA has had with a potential host site.
Barring any hiccups, NBA commissioner Adam Silver is expected to lay out his plan for a return to action on June 1. Having a host city locked down would be one of the biggest initial steps.
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