Things are happening in the NBA, sort of. We’re still at the mercy of the COVID-19 pandemic for the return of actual games, but Friday the league allowed its teams to open facilities in markets where local quarantine regulations have loosened. Additionally, in Friday evening a conference call with the NBA’s player association, Adam Silver…Here’s How Adam Silver’s Call With NBPA Reportedly Went — NESN.com
Additionally, in Friday evening a conference call with the NBA’s player association, Adam Silver covered a lot of ground as to what the league is envisioning for a plan to return. NBA Insiders Adrian Wojnarowski of ESPN and Shams Charania of The Athletic were all over the commissioner’s updates, updating followers with a storm of tweets. Here’s what they both reported throughout the evening. Despite the financial challenges it causes, don’t expect fans. We probably already knew this was the case, but since fans account for 40% of the league’s revenue, the NBA will be looking to find creative ways to deliver its product to fans. The NBA is taking a massive hit this season no matter which way they spin it, but seeing how motivated the owners are to lead the way in restarting the world economy through sports in encouraging. Though, Silver telling players to prepare for the possibility of playing without spectators through next season is sobering.