Adam Silver NBA Commissioner
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The NBA’s plan to resume the season at Walt Disney World in Orlando is being threatened by spiking numbers of new coronavirus cases in Florida. However, Commissioner Adam Silver is reportedly confident with the bubble concept developed by the league.

The league is monitoring the situation closely at the same time. One of the concerns expressed by the National Basketball Players Association is the fact that Disney staff that will be allowed to leave the bubble and will not be tested like the players will. Should the situation get worse, the NBPA might request the league for stricter rules for third-parties.

Per Baxter Holmes and Zach Lowe of ESPN:

In at least one recent call with high-level team executives, NBA commissioner Adam Silver has acknowledged the spiking numbers in Florida. Multiple team sources described the general tone of that call, including the questions asked of Silver on it, as tense. Another called Silver’s tone “resolute but somber.” He expressed a resolve to go on — a confidence in the NBA’s bubble concept — while recognizing the seriousness of the coronavirus spike, sources said.