How Should the NBA Return?

How Should the NBA Return?

What if I said that there would be a 20 team, world-cup style NBA tournament at Disney World, in a month. Well, that might be just what’s going to happen.

View this post on Instagram

Poetry in motion ft. @kingjames! #PhantomCam

A post shared by NBA (@nba) on

In a “board of governors” call on Friday, what I just described, was proposed. The concrete decisions that came out of Friday’s meeting are few, as no one knows where COVID-19 will go from here. But the options were plentiful.

The date that came out of the meeting was July 29th. This is not the projected start date, this is the deadline. The leage aims to start before July 29th, and are using the date as the last possible start time. Obviously they can not be sure what will happen, but it is good to have goals. Some owners think that the season could start as early as July 1st. 

As for a venue, the NBA wants to keep everyone walled off from the outside, in a bubble, so they have been talking with Disney in order to try to get use of the courts on their Orlando campus. This would mean that Disney would get media rights for the season. They has also been in contact with other locations with a lot of courts.

RELATED: NBA Looking Into Restarting the League at Disney’s ESPN Wide World of Sports

The NBA abruptly cut their season short in March, shortly after Utah Jazz’s Rudy Gobert tested positive for coronavirus. Teams had played around 65 games, so they were nearing the end of the 82 game season. So now, the league has to decide, do they invite the top 16 teams from March and have normal playoffs, do they invite the 22 best teams and have a modified playoff tournament, or do they just invite everyone back.

The fewer teams that play, the easier it would be to keep everyone safe, however, if they invite all the teams, all fans will be happy and there will be more TV content to make money off. The association will probably go with a smaller tournament, but if regulations around COVID-19 drastically lessen, a 30 team event could be on the horizon.

The NBA is the first professional league in America to announce a date, however, other sports will be soon to follow. Stay tuned for more updates on the their plans, and the developing plans of other sports.

About At The Buzzer

At The Buzzer, or ATB, is the place for those who love sports, life, family, community, and so much more. We are far from the run of the mill 24/7 sports news websites. We not only bring you what’s happening in the world of sports in terms of trades and breaking news, but we also bring you the news that goes on behind the scenes. The stuff you don’t see during the 48 minutes of an NBA game or the 60 minutes of an NFL game. We let you know what’s going on in the lives of your favorite athletes. From big life moments like becoming a mother or a father to highlighting personal videos of them raising their little ones, At The Buzzer is the place you go when you want to relate to the athlete you root for on a daily basis. If you're interested in how Russell Wilson juggles being one of the best quarterbacks in the league while also being a doting husband and father-of-three, we got you covered. Interested in seeing a video of Iman Shupert's three-month-old baby speaking her first words, we have that here at ATB. Or would you rather watch Tiger Woods' son growing up and following in his father's footsteps, don't worry, we can show you that too. At The Buzzer is so much more than sports. It's relatable, reliable, and ready to show you a side of sports you didn't know existed. Our goal at ATB is to bring you relatable, entertaining news that will leave you feeling closer and more informed about the people you are looking up to and rooting for. Sports are more than just a group of organizations that entertain you, it's about the people who make up those organizations and the stories of how they became the people they are today. So take a minute and read one of our articles, we promise you won't regret it.

%d bloggers like this: