Stephen Curry reacts to Warriors playing Nets without fans
On Wednesday, the Golden State Warriors announced that fans will not be permitted into their Thursday night game against the Brooklyn Nets due to concerns over the spread of the coronavirus. Warriors star Stephen Curry has his own thoughts on the situation.
Stephen Curry on the news that the Warriors will play without fans tomorrow: pic.twitter.com/cOM5PuCs27
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The Warriors are now the first team in the NBA to ban fans from attending games, a proposition that has been floating around for the past week or so.
In an official statement, the Warriors stated that all events through March 21 will be cancelled or postponed at this time. The team also announced that fans that had bought tickets for Thursday’s or next Sunday’s game will receive a full refund or exchange for a rescheduled show at Chase Center.
“”Obviously I understand and respect the decision in terms of trying to do out part to stop the spread and keep people safe first and foremost and deal with the repercussions going forward,” Curry said.
The proposition to play games without fans in attendance has been very unpopular among some players like Los Angeles Lakers superstar LeBron James who has stated that he would refuse to play in any game without fans there.
The league is also working on league-wide coronavirus guidelines that would limit media access to locker rooms, create designated testing areas and urge teams to limit their traveling parties among other measures.