Charania Reports Optimism Growing Across Sports for Potential Return
It seems like it’s time to be optimistic.
With the MLB hopeful that it will begin play in early July, the NBA has reached a point of high optimism according to Shams Charania of The Athletic. There is now strong belief that the league will eventually finish the 2019-20 season.
“For me, it usually goes week-to-week,” wrote Shams Charania. “Last week, there was the most optimism so far across the NBA, and it seems MLB too. But the week of April 20, there was pessimism. We are covering an unprecedented time. Adam Silver and Rob Manfred would love to have control of this situation. That simply isn’t possible.”
The NBA has been provided with a multitude of options for a potential return to play, including playing games at Disney World in Orlando, or under a quarantine bubble in Las Vegas which would be provided by MGM International. It appears clear that the league does not want to return unless players are granted the opportunity of being with their families in the hypothetical bubble city.
While there is little public clarity on what the league plans to do if a player tests positive for coronavirus in-season, the league is increasing optimistic that all the stops will be made for play to return.