Mavs’ Mark Cuban ‘hopeful’ the NBA season will resume by ‘the middle of May’

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Mark Cuban, the owner of the Dallas Mavericks, hopes the NBA season will resume by ‘the middle of May’.

During an interview with WFAA-TV, Cuban said he remains optimistic that games will be played in the near future. Cuban added he was proud of NBA commissioner Adam Silver for the way he responded to this whole pandemic.

“Hopefully by the middle of May, we’re starting to get back to normal and the NBA is playing games. Maybe not with fans, but we’re playing it because sports plays such an important role. You know, people want something to cheer for people want something to rally around, people want something to be excited about.

I’m proud of Adam Silver. I’m proud of the NBA and the way we’ve reacted. I think we’ve led the way, and hopefully will lead the way out of this. I mean you know no one has perfect information right now, and so all decisions are tough.

But, you know, if I had to guess based off the people I’ve talked to at the CDC and other places — I would say the over under would be June 1, and I’m taking the under,” the boss of the Mavericks said.

So far, 14 NBA people have been tested positive for the coronavirus. The NBA has suspended the season for at least 30 days.