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Spencer Dinwiddie speaks out on NBA’s coronavirus predicament

Spencer Dinwiddie, Nets

Brooklyn Nets guard Spencer Dinwiddie shared his thoughts on coronavirus, outlining some ideas on how the league can maneuver itself around the pandemic.

On Twitter, Dinwiddie started a thread of his thoughts on the COVID-19 crisis and its effect on the resumption of the 2019-20 NBA season.

Dinwiddie hinted that a vaccine may be the only solution to the pandemic. With that said, he noted that resuming the season is risky. He also pointed out that winning the championship would have a “major asterisk,” so there isn’t much benefit from continuing the 2019-20 campaign.

“If a vaccine won’t be readily available for 12-18months (could be wrong), why wouldn’t we cancel the season? Especially since any championship won this year will have a major asterisk and we don’t play for JUST the regular season. But Maybe that’s the #LastDance talking,” the Nets guard wrote.

The suspension of the 2019-20 season has also sparked discussions on the 2020-21 season. There have been talks that the 2020-21 campaign will likely kick off in December. Dinwiddie concurs with this scenario to “avoid the moral hazard of forcing play during peak contagion.”

The Nets rising star also shared his ideas on the league’s plan to rent out an entire area to play games and house the players and their families at the same time. This seems a viable idea for him, but a layer of precaution must be followed.

Regarding the schedule of games, Spencer Dinwiddie proposed a 12-hour run from 10 a.m. to 10 p.m., highlighting that it would take over majority of the airwaves. He also wants the games to be more interactive to get fans entertained at home.

He ended by giving the NBA a shoutout, saying that he has several ideas up his sleeve.

With the future of the 2019-20 season still hanging in the balance, how will the NBA cope to prevent losses and perhaps, more importantly, keep its legions of fans entertained?