The NBA said Saturday it is in talks with The Walt Disney Company to restart its interrupted season at a sports complex in Florida.
“The NBA, in conjunction with the National Basketball Players Association, is engaged in exploratory conversations with The Walt Disney Company about restarting the 2019-20 NBA season in late July at Disney’s ESPN Wide World of Sports Complex in Florida as a single site for an NBA campus for games, practices and housing,” said NBA spokesperson Mike Bass in a statement.
“Our priority continues to be the health and safety of all involved, and we are working with public health experts and government officials on a comprehensive set of guidelines to ensure that appropriate medical protocols and protections are in place,” he said.
The original NBA season was abruptly put on pause on March 11 after, a center for the Utah Jazz, tested positive for COVID-19.
Contributing: Justin Carissimo