The NBA seems to be approaching a solution in its quest to resume the 2019-2020 season. While there are still many wrinkles left to iron out, the league appears to be set on starting play in a “bubble” at Walt Disney World where all teams (potentially only those in the playoffs picture) will be housed and play.
Los Angeles Lakers guard Quinn Cook appeared on the Jim Rome Show on CBS Sports to speak about that possibility and declare his excitement over potentially resuming the season:
While Cook is pretty low on the Lakers’ rotation, it’s pretty safe to assume that the rest of the team feels the same way about returning to basketball. This roster has been close all season even with a few changes sprinkled in and they have not been shy about claiming their path to a possible 17th NBA championship.
Cook also dismissed talk of any asterisk placed on the eventual champion for the season, instead maintaining that whichever team comes out on top will have had a harder path to get to that point than most others in league history.
Of course, regardless of how the Lakers and Quinn Cook feel about the plan that is being hatched, the league must weigh all options and decide if the risk of players and staff and arena or hotel personnel contracting Coronavirus and spreading it within the bubble is low enough to make this all worth it. Cook’s opinion on the matter may not be the same as players on other teams and while the NBA seems to be on course to return in late July or early August, there is no certainty that that will be possible.