Adam Silver speaks on sports leagues’ role in restarting economy on conference call with President Trump
NBA commissioner Adam Silver told those on the Donald Trump conference call that the sports leagues were the first to shut down and that they would love to lead the way in starting the economy once there was an “all clear” from public health officials, per Adrian Wojnarowski of ESPN.
The NBA suspended the 2019-20 season after Utah Jazz All-Star center Rudy Gobert tested positive for COVID-19.
Pretty much all other major sports leagues followed suit:
NBA commissioner Adam Silver told those on Trump conference call that the leagues were the first to shut down and that they would love to lead the way in starting the economy once there was an “all clear” from public health officials, sources familiar with call told ESPN. https://t.co/SXmvzhLtAP
— Adrian Wojnarowski (@wojespn) April 4, 2020
NBA owners are hopeful of resuming the 2019-20 season in the summer. However, we first have to wait for the coronavirus to die down.
Playing the 2020 postseason in its entirety is said to be a focal point for NBA owners. After all, the NBA makes most of its money in the playoffs.
So, if the coronavirus dies down and the 2020 playoffs are able to be played in full, the economy should see growth.
Before basketball was suspended, the Milwaukee Bucks had the top record in the NBA, while the Los Angeles Lakers had the best record in the Western Conference standings. Most NBA fans were hoping for the Bucks and Lakers to meet in the Finals since a seven-game series featuring LeBron James and Anthony Davis going up against Giannis Antetokounmpo would be thrilling to watch.
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