The NBA commissioner hopes that there will be no more diagnosed once the teams penetrate the Orlando bubble, the setting for the continuation of the season.
Adam Silver, commissioner of the NBA, was concerned that the positive cases of coronavirus could penetrate the Orlando bubble, prior to the return of the best basketball league in the world scheduled for later this month.
The 2019/20 season will restart in a 22-team format at the Disney World complex on July 30 in Florida, after the campaign stopped in March due to the advance of COVID-19.
However, concerns emerged after Brooklyn Nets player Spencer Dinwiddie was diagnosed with the disease and was ruled out to complete the contest edition.
While Silver expects cases of COVID-19, he told Fortune Brainstorm Health: “We won’t be surprised if we have some additional players who test positive when they land in Orlando for the first time.”
“What would be more worrying is that, once the players enter this campus and then go through the quarantine period, we will have a positive result. We know that we would have a problem there,” said the manager.
What would this do, according to Silver? “We would know that there is a hole in our bubble or that our quarantine or campus is not working in some way. So that would be very concerning. We started evaluating all of our teams about two weeks ago and, as we reported, we had a significant number of positive cases. I think it’s more of a representation of what’s happening across the country, “Silver said.
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