Adam Silver, the Commissioner of the NBA, said he does not like the idea of resuming the season in empty arenas, but it seems this is the only solution.
Due to the coronavirus pandemic, it is inevitable that games will be played without fans if the league decides to resume play.
“It sucks, but it just may be our reality for a while. It may be that there’ll be a point we can bring a portion of our fans back where they sit every other seat or every third seat.
Assuming a vaccine isn’t coming any time soon, are there things we can do in our arenas where maybe we can’t have 19,000 people, but maybe we can have 5,000 people? Maybe we can have 8,000 people? Maybe there are protocols allowing for it?” Silver said in a conference call with the players, via ESPN.
The NBA will make its final decision on the season resumption within the next 2-4 weeks.