The Detroit Pistons are the latest example. On Saturday, the NBA team offered up its new practice facility and team headquarters to help the fight against coronavirus in Michigan.
Per source, the #Pistons have offered their new performance center (practice gym, team headquarters) to health officials for "whatever best use is." That could be for COVID-19 testing, temporary hospital for patients overflowing from Henry Ford or a sleep facility for med staff.— James Edwards III (@JLEdwardsIII) March 28, 2020
As we are seeing around the entire United States, the healthcare community in Michigan is about to be overrun by the virus. In its latest update, Michigan’s government reported 3,657 cases and 92 deaths relating to COVID-19.
It’s great to see professional sports teams do their best to help with the ongoing crisis around the United States and the rest of the world. Detroit is just the latest example.
As it relates to the NBA’s potential return to normalcy, this also seems to be an example that the season won’t be continuing any time soon.