Jared Dudley thinks NBA could resume in Las Vegas, Bahamas if COVID-19 gets better
Los Angeles Lakers veteran Jared Dudley thinks the 2019-20 NBA could resume in Las Vegas or the Bahamas if COVID-19 gets better.
Dudley’s comments come on the heels of Toronto canceling all city events up to June 30:
That VEGAS/Bahamas idea looking real good IF things ever get better around the U.S in the future https://t.co/ToNNQRZ4WG
— Jared Dudley (@JaredDudley619) March 31, 2020
Marc Berman of The New York Post reported on Monday that there have been internal talks in the NBA about Orlando, Atlantic City, Hawaii and Louisville hosting the 2020 playoffs.
Las Vegas and the Bahamas are reportedly atop the NBA’s wish list for places to conclude the season. Las Vegas’ centralized hotels can keep all teams under one roof and gym.
NBA owners are determined to at least play the 2020 postseason in full since that’s where most of the league makes its money. Jared Dudley and the Lakers have already clinched a postseason spot. The Lakers had the best record in the Western Conference prior to play getting suspended.
Giannis Antetokounmpo and the Milwaukee Bucks once again had the top record in the NBA. However, the Lakers were coming off an impressive win over the Bucks at home. The Purple and Gold also defeated the Los Angeles Clippers, but we should point out the Lakers fell to the Brooklyn Nets in the last game before the season was suspended.
Utah Jazz center Rudy Gobert tested positive for COVID-19 first. He was followed by teammate Donovan Mitchell, Detroit Pistons forward Christian Wood, Brooklyn Nets superstar small forward and two-time Finals MVP Kevin Durant and Boston Celtics wing Marcus Smart.
The Lakers announced on Tuesday that all of its players are COVID-19 free.