The NBA is currently discussing the possibilities to restart the 2019-2020 NBA season in late July. Mike Bass, NBA Chief Communications Officer, issued a statement on Saturday via Twitter in regard to exploratory conversations with The Walt Disney Company on Disney’s ESPN Wide World of Sports Complex in Orlando to become the league’s “single site for an NBA campus for games, practices, and housing.”
Amid the COVID-19 pandemic and after two Utah Jazz players tested positive for the infection, the league placed operations on lockdown in March, with about 16 games still remaining in the regular season. The league moved forward on May 8 to officially allow teams to reopen practice sites in areas where stay-at-home orders were being relaxed.
As mentioned in the statement, the league’s priority is the health and safety of all who are involved in the league. The league will create a comprehensive set of guidelines based on the advice of public health experts and government officials to guarantee that proper medical protocols and safeguards are in place.