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Disney expects to host NBA’s annual in-season events in the future

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The bubble location in Disney will not just serve as the campus for the resumption of the 2019-20 NBA season as the league might also use the venue for annual in-season events in the future.

Per Keith Smith of Yahoo Sports, Disney seems to be harnessing the current partnership as a jump-off point for future annual in-season NBA events. No specifics have been revealed as to what exactly these events are. But both Disney and the NBA seem bent on prolonging their partnership.

Disney in Orlando has been involved with the NBA since rumors circulated that the league is looking for a bubble location to hold closed-door games and house its players and staff. The MGM in Las Vegas were also inserted into these rumors. But as time went on, the odds were in favor of Disney.

Below is the visual of the courts to be used for NBA games and practice facilities. As noted, the venue will have the necessities: practice courts, locker rooms, weight areas, and broadcast areas.

Since players won’t be allowed to leave the campus, the league will provide various amenities and modes of entertainment for the players, staff, and guests. Among these are gaming consoles, film screenings, ping pong, pool, and lawn games, among others.

The 2019-20 NBA season will restart tentatively on July 31. 22 teams would play eight more regular-season games to determine their standings. If the team with the eighth-best record in its conference is more than four games ahead of the team with the ninth-best record in the same conference, no play-in tournament would be necessary.

If the games begin on July 31 as tentatively scheduled, then The Finals would end no later than Oct. 12.