Amid the COVID-19 outbreak, LA Clippers have found an alternative for team fitness. The team has sent work-out equipment for to the players’ homes. The NBA suspended the league on March 11th, 2020, after Utah Jazz center Rudy Gobert was tested positive for the virus.
Many players lack home gyms and use team facilities. To ensure that the team does not lose focus on their fitness, the Clippers are considering options hold workouts over video conferencing on Zoom. As a result, team building and coordination practices will continue.
The Clippers clinched the second spot in Western Conference standings with 44 wins in 64 games. The Los Angeles team was ranked overall 4th in the season in points per game, attaining a remarkable 116.2 PPG. Kawhi Leonard joined clippers this season and brought sensational performances on the court. He notched career highs in points per game and assists per game, adding to the exuberance of the team.
As the NBA board has shut down the league, there are speculations about whether it will resume or will be canceled without declaring any title. Adam Silver is trying to figure out whether the league would be back on the court.
When talking about the possibility of the league’s return, Silver said, “Something I have been thinking about a lot is; We were the first to shut our league down and in what way can we be a first mover to help restart the economy.”
It will be interesting to see the decision taken by the league regarding the season’s resumption once things return to normal. In the midst of the pandemic, teams like the LA Clippers are looking for ways and means to stay connected. It’s beginning to look like a work-from-home for the NBA teams as well.
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