With the NBA resuming the 2019/2020 season on Thursday, the league and the NBA Players Association (NBPA) have good news, as the Orlando coronavirus has not been detected in NBA players.
344 NBA player tests have been performed in the last nine days. The NBA and NBPA jointly stated that no positive results were found. This is the second consecutive NBA and NBPA report on living without positive tests.
It is not known whether other players in the league town of Orlando – the mass media, referees, coaches, managers and NBA staff – have passed the tests.
NBA Commissioner Adam Silvers said on ABC’s “Good Morning America” on Wednesday that the league is still confident in its safety protocols, even though the incidence of Covid-19 in Florida continues to rise.
Silvers said the league has plans to suspend the race if necessary and cancel the rest of the season in the event of an outbreak on the NBA campus.
The NBA season will resume on Thursday with the New Orleans Pelicans playing the Utah Jazz and the two Los Angeles clubs Clippers and Lakers.
The NBA season will resume on July 30 with 22 teams meeting at Disney’s ESPN Wide World of Sports Complex in Orlando.