According to ESPN, President Donald Trump said he hopes to have fans back in stadiums and arenas by August and September, although it is currently unclear if medical experts find that to be a realistic timeline amid the current coronavirus pandemic.
The NBA was the first league to suspend play, on March 11.
NBA commissioner Adam Silver told those on the call that the leagues were the first to shut down and that they would love to lead the way in starting the economy once there was an “all clear” from public health officials.
“They want to get back. They’ve got to get back…. We want to get back soon, very soon,” Trump said of his conversation with pro sports commissioners at his new briefing Saturday. “We have to open our country again.”