“The NBA bubble may be necessary for next season”


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"The NBA bubble may be necessary for next season"

Michele Roberts, director of the Players Association, pointed out that the preventive form against the coronavirus could be extended in 2020/21.

The executive director of the National Association of Basketball Players (NBPA) , Michele Roberts He said the league could be forced to remain in a bubble during the 2020-21 season amid the coronavirus pandemic.

The NBA will restart through a 22-team closed-door format in Orlando, Florida, this Thursday, after the 2019-20 campaign was postponed in March due to the COVID-19 crisis.

“If what awaits us in the near future is similar to what we are currently experiencing, it is impossible for me to think that we can organize any sporting event without a health bubble like the current one in Orlando,” said Roberts.

“All I know is what I know now. So it may be that, if the bubble is the way to play, that will be the way we play next season, if things continue as they are,” he said. .

In addition, Roberts stressed that in the current context of the pandemic “it is impossible to think that the NBA can take the risk of so many trips since it would be unfeasible to avoid infections. Until there is a vaccine, I think it will be impossible to resume basketball at the same rate” .

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