The NBA announced this week it is in talks with Walt Disney World about restarting the 2019-2020 regular season at Disney’s ESPN Wide World of Sports Complex (WWoS), before the summer is over.
The season has been postponed since March 11, due to the COVID-10 pandemic.
Plans are to use WWoS as a single site for an NBA campus that woud be used for games, practices, and housing.
The NBA feels the size and infrastructure of Walt Disney World, and the WWoS complex, makes it an ideal site to house all 30 teams in a somewhat controllable environment.
While the NBA seems to be solidifying the “when” and “where” issues regarding restarting the season, how the league will resume still seems to be very much up for debate
The NBA has reportedly sent out a survey to general managers detailing a number of options regarding resumption of play. These options range from all 30 teams playing a certain number of games before playoffs to just jumping straight into a tournament format that would not include teams at the bottom of their respective conferences (since going through a month of training camp only to play a very limited number of games might not make sense for some teams).
There are still so many details up in the air, so things are far from set in stone. But at least figuring out where to hold the season in the safest way is a start.
And having all the teams in Orlando will be a boost for local revenue.
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