NBA Hits Huge Milestone En-Route To Regular-Season Return
If you’re an NBA fan, the last three months have been incredibly stressful. The league has yet to return to action although they plan on doing so as of July 30th. While there seem to be some players who are against the return, there are still plenty of stars who want to get back out on the court and compete for a championship. In order to do so, the players will need to be vigorously tested in order to prevent widespread cases of the Coronavirus.
For the last few weeks, teams have been told to hold off on testing but now, it seems like they have been given the green light to test as often as possible. According to Shams Charania of The Athletic, the league has told teams that they can test asymptomatic staff members and players which is huge news since many teams will be traveling to Florida later this month.
While this is a step in the right direction, the league has a completely different fight on their hands now. Many players don’t want to return to action amid the protests against racial injustice. If the NBA wants those players to change their minds, they will have to come up with a solution that works for all sides, which is much easier said than done.
Either way, these next few weeks will be crucial for the league and its 30 teams.