The new season of the NBA will begin on December 22 Y the 30 franchises have already been informed, through a memo, on the protocols to be followed by each of the players. In the event that the rules are not respected, athletes will have to face various sanctions: fines, suspensions, loss of positions in the next Draft, losing a game and even their salary may be affected.
At the same time, the NBA explained that it will be able to conduct inspections in person without prior notice in the facilities of each franchise to verify if the organizations comply with the security protocols against the coronavirus. Too players may be isolated in a quarantine, which its duration was not specified, during the season. “You may be subject to a proportional adjustment to pay for matches missed during the period in which you are quarantined and tested for participation in such activities and / or conduct“explained the league.
No player or staff of each team may enter bars, lounges or clubs, attend entertainment venues or live matches of other sports, visit public gyms, spas, pool areas or large indoor social gatherings that exceed 15 people. However, it is allowed to dine outdoors, in fully privatized rooms or in restaurants approved by the NBA or by the players union.
According to the vaccine, the most important basketball league stated that once it is approved and safe will be discussed between players, coaches and staff of each franchise if it will apply.