Cavs’ Tristan Thompson on the NBA resuming the season: “You can’t put a price tag on health”

Tristan Thompson
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Tristan Thompson believes the NBA should not resume the season, even though players want to return to the court.

The big man of the Cleveland Cavaliers said he wants basketball to return only if it is safe.

“Guys want to play. Everybody wants to see basketball. … But I think the main concern is how can we do it in a way where everyone is at peace when they go to work. I think that’s the most important thing.

As long as guys aren’t second guessing or hesitating, then we can start moving forward. None of that can be done until there’s a direction in our country health wise.

Basketball, it’s opened a lot of doors for myself and my family and created great opportunities, but at the end of the day, you can’t put a price tag on health,” Thompson said on a conference call with Cavs reporters on Thursday, via Ryan Lewis of the Akron Beacon Journal.