Orlando, Vegas could host conferences if National Basketball Association season resumes

Orlando, Vegas could host conferences if National Basketball Association season resumes

Orlando, Vegas could host conferences if National Basketball Association season resumes

National Basketball Association commissioner Adam Silver has a pretty good idea of what the National Basketball Association will look like when it gets back on the court and he wants the players prepared for it.

Speaking in a conference call open to all players and created to update them on the league's status amid the Covid-19 pandemic shutdown, the National Basketball Association (NBA) commissioner was joined on the call by players' union executive director Michele Roberts.

The details of the call were revealed by a number of media outlets with Adrian Wojnarowski of ESPN providing the bulk of them and the earliest revelations.

The NBA continues to consider all avenues toward concluding the season, with the most likely scenario involving playing in games in a central facility.

40 percent of the league's revenue comes from fans. Silver emphasized that the league collectively will have to deal with the coronavirus issue for the foreseeable future - and.

He flatly told players about the current Collective Bargaining Agreement: "The CBA was not built for extended pandemics".

But the call wasn't all doom and gloom.

It was also reported that the league was considering the Walt Disney World Resort near Orlando, Florida, as a possible playing site should the regular season resume.

Paul expressed concern on behalf of players that some organizations could be pressuring players to work out at team facilities, sources said. Silver also told players that the start of next season could be pushed until December, regardless of whether this season was completed or not.

Silver also told the players that, if there is no vaccine, the league could end up playing with no fans in the stands into 2021, United States media said.

- A positive test, according to Silver, when full workouts and potentially games do return would not shutter the entire operation. Silver's indication was the league will suffer heavy losses even if the show goes on.

Several teams opened training facilities on Friday while adhering to strict safety protocols which included having no more than four players in the buildings at all times.

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