Basketball Champions League players await fate

The FIBA Basketball Champions League board members will meet tomorrow (Monday) to assess the next steps to their season.

Due to the ongoing coronavirus pandemic, the Basketball Champions League has been suspended until further notice.

With basketball leagues and tournaments across Europe cancelled and the majority of imports already back home, the near obvious choice is to cancel the season.

The board will meet via teleconference to determine the next steps. However, some players are already conceding that the season is over.

“I think it’s unfortunate but the main focus should always be the health of the players and the community as a whole,” Hapoel Jerusalem’s John Holland told Eurohoops.

“I’m sad because personally I feel like we had a great chance to win the Basketball Champions League. 

“You don’t get many seasons in your life as a player and when one is taken away it’s a huge loss but this whole year has been a constant reminder that there are things bigger than basketball.”

“I don’t think there’s any way we can continue with the current developments,” admitted Nizhny Novgorod’s Brandon Brown.

“The top priorities are the players and staff health and safety. With the Olympics being pushed back and almost all leagues in Europe canceled, I think it shows how irrelevant playing games is at the moment.”

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