Adam Silver makes shocking admission about NBA’s bubble plan
NBA commissioner Adam Silver acknowledged the concerns about the league’s proposed “bubble plan” for the resumption of the 2019-20 regular season on July 30 at Orlando, Florida
Along with the social distancing guidelines, all ensuing games will be crowd-less and will be played in a closed environment where participants will also live and practice.
During Monday’s ESPN special, however, Silver bared that he understands why some players still have reservations in terms of returning to action.
NBA Commissioner Adam Silver, on ESPN on his league's bid to return in a bubble-type setting, "I can only say, it may not be for everyone" and "listen, it's not an ideal situation."
— Ira Winderman (@IraHeatBeat) June 16, 2020
NBA Commissioner Adam Silver on the Orlando campus on ESPN special: "It may not be for everyone… It will entail enormous sacrifice."
— Ben Golliver (@BenGolliver) June 16, 2020
The NBA is already prepared in the event that some key players choose to sit out the season. The league has released a mandate for teams to sign free agents to take their place.
While most fans are giddy with excitement about the resumption of games, some notable NBA players have already spoken against the continuation of the season.
Brooklyn Nets guard Kyrie Irving has spearheaded a meeting between 80 or more players, during which he explained why basketball should be taking a backseat at the moment. Guys like Dwight Howard of the Los Angeles Lakers and Carmelo Anthony of the Portland Trail Blazers also have their doubts.
Howard’s Lakers teammate Danny Green also recently spoke about why the league’s bubble plan might not be as effective as they think.
Adam Silver and the league, on the other hand, are simply doing everything they can to save the 2019-20 NBA campaign. Given the hard work put it by the contending teams, pushing through seems to be the right choice.