NBA plans for December 22 start of 2020-2021 season
New York – With COVID-19 affecting us all, the NBA is questioning its restart. After a five-month layoff, the NBA has plans for a December 22 start of the 2020-2021 season.
In March, Jazz player Rudy Gobert’s positive COVID-19 test put a pause on the 2019-2020 season.
In late September, NBA Commissioner Adam Silver projected January 2021 as his “best guess” for the start of the new season. However, new reports claim that the NBA expects to restart on December 22.
“I think most guys are like ‘I’m not going to be there” claims the Lakers’ guard, Danny Green, about the new date. The finals usually end in June and the start of the new season follows in October. Green states that he doesn’t expect LeBron James, in year eighteen, to play for the first month. With the playoffs just finishing up, Green doesn’t see older guys agreeing on a December 22 start date.
Will the new NBA season start on Dec 22? Will players show up?
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- “NBA To Suspend Season Following Tonight’s Games”
- Rudy Gobert tests positive for COVID-19 via Instagram @RudyGobert27
- “NBA commissioner: ‘Best guess’ is next season won’t start until 2021”
- Lakers guard Danny Green on the proposed Dec. 22 start to next season: via Twitter @loganmmurdock
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