Mark Cuban expects the NBA to initially resume play without fans in attendance

Mark Cuban
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Mark Cuban, the owner of the Dallas Mavericks, expects the NBA to initially resume play without fans in attendance.

Cuban is hopeful the season will resume in mid-May, yet he is not optimistic fans will be allowed in the arenas, due to the coronavirus pandemic.

“We have to be very cautious, particularly as we try to come back. I think at first though we’ll play a lot of games without fans and then figure it out as some of the available medicines … become available, we’ll go from there.

People need something to rally around right now. People need sports. We need something to cheer for, something to get excited about and there’s nothing better than our sports teams to do it,” Cuban said on CNBC’s “Markets in Turmoil” special.

The NBA has suspended the season for at least 30 days, due to the outbreak of the coronavirus.