NBA Commissioner Adam Silver Positive About Resuming the Season

Published 03/13/2020, 1:40 AM EDT


With the NBA currently in a suspended stage, fans have been wondering about the time frame of the suspension. With the increasing danger of the virus, it might not be easy to predict whether the season will resume at any point. But NBA commissioner seemed positive about the revival of the league.

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Talking on “Inside the NBA” on TNT, Silver believed there is a possibility that the league would resume but not before at least a month.

“What we determined today is that this hiatus will be, most likely, at least 30 days. And we don’t know enough to be more specific than that. But we want to give directions to our players, teams, and fans that this is going to be roughly at least a month,” Silver said.

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Silver stressed the importance of people’s safety but believed it was too early to predict whether the season would be canceled.

“Even if we’re out for a month, even if we’re out for six weeks…It was way premature to suggest that we’ve lost the season,” he said.

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NBA could be back for playoffs

if the league does resume in another month, as Silver assumed, it will be just in time for the playoffs. The original schedule marks the beginning of the postseason on April 18. But there can still be two possibilities if and when the league resumes next month. It can be either be postponed till the full regular-season schedule is completed or the regular season might come to an abrupt end.

The former would see the league go deep into the summer. Whatever might be the case, it is still, in SIlver’s words, “premature” to come to a conclusion. In either case, teams will have to start their preparations for the postseason. A few teams have currently asked their players to self-quarantine themselves as a precautionary measure from the virus outbreak. They will have to come out after a few days unless the season is canceled altogether.

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If the NBA does cancel the league, teams like Los Angeles Lakers, who are aiming to get their glory days back, will consider themselves unlucky.

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Saketh Kandadai

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