It has now been around one and a half months since the NBA suspended its 2019-20 season. The suspension happened on March 11th, when we were just beginning to learn of the spread of COVID-19/coronavirus throughout the country (it was also the same night that it was reported that Rudy Gobert had become the first NBA player to test positive for coronavirus). Ever since then, NBA fans have wondered if the season would ever return, with each day passing making the chances of a return for the 2019-20 season unlikely.
There has been plenty of conversations around Las Vegas being a potential location for the resumption of the NBA season. Las Vegas has an infrastructure of basketball courts and arenas, with the NBA Summer League being part of the reason for that. The theory would be that all NBA players and staff would live in Las Vegas until the season is completed, with an abundance of health caution protocols and testing being done. There’s still plenty that needs to happen for the NBA to even get close to this type of situation, but in the meantime, another location has been reported. That location also has an infrastructure that could support many basketball games, and that place is none other than Disney World (reported by Shams Charania of The Athletic)! We’re going to Disney World!
One possible playing ground for NBA if finishing season becomes safe for league and players: Walt Disney World Resort property in Orlando, sources tell @TheAthleticNBA @Stadium. League has kept different scenarios in mind.
— Shams Charania (@ShamsCharania) April 29, 2020
Again, as I said above, we’re nowhere near being able to resume the NBA season. Still, it’s nice to know that the NBA is actively trying to resume the season to give us NBA fans something to watch. As for Lakers fans, we will be hoping to see the season resume to watch LeBron James, Anthony Davis, and the rest of the players strive for that 2020 NBA Championship.
Until then…we wait.