The Portland Trail Blazers superstar CJ McCollum reportedly voted “no” in a zoom conference call among players for the season resumption, understanding the risks of playing in Orlando.
However, he also expressed fear on the financial aspect of not playing, as the NBA may lose up to $1.2 billion, if the season is canceled, per reports.
According to Chris Haynes of Yahoo Sports:
“Portland Trail Blazers star C.J. McCollum shared that he voted “no” on resuming the season in a group chat, but he stressed the importance of finishing the season out of fear the next CBA negotiations wouldn’t be so kind to the players, sources said.”
While the call was led by the vice-president of NBPA Kyrie Irving, several players expressed their opinion on what the best option may be for them, taking into consideration the public health situation and the racial injustice tension, among other things.