Its been 2 months since Basketball is not played in the international circuit and the reason is very obvious which is COVID 19 which has completely paralyzed the medical system of the entire world.
As no country can produce vaccination till date and until and unless we don’t have vaccination we cannot contain the virus.
Orlando has emerged as a front runner to host the NBA 2020 season according to the Athletic Sam Amick and Shams Charania.
As per Amick and Charania that “the plan is to resume training from June onwards and if everything goes well the games will resume in mid-July”.
The NBA is continuously exploring all other options to start the season again and as of now two sites have been selected to organize training and games.
Those two locations are New Orleans and Las Vegas however Orlando has the structural advantage and if reports are to be believed Orlando will be the place where training and resumption will take place.
“Disney World has the hotel space and basketball-ready venues necessary to get this job done,” Amick wrote. “The fact that its private property could make it easier to control the outside element, which is a major bonus when it comes to limiting interactions between NBA personnel and the public. “A quarantined playoffs in Orlando would like to be held at the Disney Wide World of Sports complex. Walt Disney World is reportedly “confident” that they will host basketball post-season 2020.
“We are confident we’ll be hosting the NBA in some fashion,” a source from Disney World told Yahoo Sports’, Keith Smith. “It may not be the entire league, but we believe the NBA will be here to at least finish part of their season. Still hurdles to cross, but we are preparing as if that is the case.”
The NBA suspended play indefinitely on March 11 after Rudy Gobert tested positive for COVID 19. The only thing that we need to consider at the moment is that there is no fixed date on which the season will resume.