Editorial

Adam Silver Tells NBA Players Fans Likely Won’t Be Allowed Back, Decision On Games Might Not Come Until June

(Photo by Kevin C. Cox/Getty Images)

David Hookstead Smoke Room Editor-in-Chief
Font Size:

NBA commissioner Adam Silver didn’t have a lot of good news for players during a recent phone call.

According to Shams Charania, Silver spoke with the players about the league returning during the coronavirus pandemic, and it doesn’t sound great. (RELATED: David Hookstead Is The True King In The North When It Comes To College Football)

He told players fans likely won’t be allowed and a decision on games happening might not happen until June. He also said the games will likely be held at one or two neutral sites if they return this season.

It really is starting to look less and less likely that we see the NBA return this season. At this point, is it even worth it?

They might as well shut it down and prepare for next season. It’s really unfortunate, but it might be the best option.

 

View this post on Instagram

 

A post shared by LeBron James (@kingjames) on

Why can they reasonably play the rest of the season if a decision might not happen until June. Are they going to play games into the football season?

The NBA playoffs trying to compete with the NFL and college football would be a disaster for the league. If they can’t wrap things up by the end of August, then have to shut the season down.

 

View this post on Instagram

 

A post shared by LeBron James (@kingjames) on

As a fan of sports, I hate to see it, but it might be the best option on the table. It’s a crazy time to be alive. That much is for sure!