The NBA has began talks with Walt Disney Corporation about restarting the remainder of the season at Disney's complex in Orlando in late July
The NBA has entered into exploratory conversations with the Walt Disney Corporation about restarting the remainder of its season at Disney’s ESPN Wide World of Sports Complex in Orlando, Florida in late July, NBA spokesperson Mike Bass said Saturday.
The NBA is surveying GMs on options to restart the season, per @ShamsCharania
Options include advancing directly to the playoffs, adding more playoff teams, cutting the number of regular-season games and more.
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“I’m getting the hell out of Disney World.”
The NBA has confirmed that talks are underway with Disney about hosting games at the Wide World of Sports Complex in Orlando.
That “the NBA is coming back” sleep hit different.
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For those asking: I worked for Disney for nearly 20 years. Most of that time at Walt Disney World. I left Disney to cover the NBA full-time three weeks before the season paused. It was the best three weeks of my career before furloughs and layoffs hit.
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Spoke with a source from Walt Disney World moments ago: "Our plan is very comprehensive. We're prepared to host the NBA for as long as it takes to finish this season. We believe we are the best suited site to handle something of this magnitude due to our considerable resources."
The NBA says it is engaged in “exploratory conversations” with the Walt Disney Company about restarting the season in late July at the ESPN Wild World of Sports Complex in Florida. The NBA says that the venue would be used as a single site for all games, practices and housing.
The @nba has “begun” to talk about starting in late July? In a bubble in Florida? This is embarrassing.
Deandre Ayton's last 14 games before the season was put on pause:
- 21.2 points
- 11.9 rebounds (4.5 ORB)
- 2 blocks
- 1.9 assists
- 59.6 TS%
No one else in the NBA was averaging 21-11-2 over this span. Ayton turning the corner to star could soon be on the horizon. https://t.co/wJPPAV36Uz
JUST IN: The NBA is in talks with The Walt Disney Company to continue the 2019-2020 season in July at the ESPN Wide World of Sports Complex at Walt Disney World Resort in Orlando, Florida. https://t.co/Cy6s0oXBVN
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With it appearing that both the NBA & MLS will look to restart at ESPN Wide World of Sports in Orlando, should note just how expansive the more than 220-acre facility is. There are more than 10+ basketball courts and 12 or more regulation soccer fields.
With the NBA in talks to restart in late July and the NHL moving to a 24-team playoff, it could be that the prize for surviving a few months in quarantine with no sports will be every sport being played at the same time.
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Looks like the NBA season will be back & concluded in 2020! When basketball dies finally return, who’s winning the chip? #NBATwitter
The NBA is in talks with The Walt Disney Company on a single-site scenario for a resumption of play in Central Florida in late July, the clearest sign yet that the league believes the season can continue amid the coronavirus pandemic.
It is such a bad look for the sport of baseball that the NBA has been able to figure out a plan before them.
I understand the disagreement between the players and owners, I do, but this a time where MLB could have been the only active US sport.
Do they want to grow the game? https://t.co/U04vE5HTQW
THE NBA IS COMING BACK!!!