A clear and highly feasible plan has been put in place to bring the NBA 2019-20 season back to COVID-19.
If the NBA decides to return for the 2019-20 season, one of the top options now is to organize all matches in a single location.
The idea is to have all 30 teams (or 16 teams in the Playoffs round) isolated in the same city to avoid the spread of COVID-19. Afterwards, matches will be held at a designated gym.
Over the past several weeks, locations that have been mentioned include Las Vegas, Los Angeles or even the Bahamas. But according to share from the prestigious journalist Shams Charania, the NBA is considering an extremely interesting position: Disney World in Orlando, Florida.
Disney World is a famous entertainment, entertainment and resort complex. As for the Orlando version, this area is described as a miniature city with tens of thousands of rooms, sports stadiums with many basketball courts and is quite close to the Orlando Magic Club training facility.
Disney World-related ideas were first shared by Yahoo Sports journalist Keith Smith. As a former employee here, Mr. Smith understands the operation of this entertainment and resort complex.
Talking more about the advantages, Keith Smith shared that Disney World is ready for quarantine because it is a separate entertainment area. The football fields are also “television friendly” and are available for large-scale sports leagues like the NBA.
However, the challenge is still there. What prevents NBA from re-appearing at Disney World are a number of health-related barriers.
Commissioner Adam Silver shared that the tournament needs the first two conditions to return, that is the ability to test on a large scale (over 10,000 people) and the availability of facilities and medical staff at the venue.
Not only focusing on disease control and public health related to COVID-19, the medical team is also extremely necessary in the process of handling injuries and helping the players achieve their best condition first when playing again.
However, the Disney World plan this time is one of the most feasible options ever that the NBA is seriously considering. Rarely can it hold the entire staff of the entire NBA and not only that, Disney World also has enough human resources to support logistics for the tournament.