Interrupted on the sidelines of the coronavirus epidemic, the NBA will offer a beautiful symbol for the resumed in Orlando on July 30. First player to confirm Covid-19 contamination, Rudy Gobert relaunch the season with his Utah team against New Orleans.
Despite the announcement this Friday of 16 new positive cases out of the last 302 tests carried out, the NBA continues to prepare for its return to the in camera floors in a bubble installed at Disney World in Florida.
A Lakers-Clippers derby
After the first meeting between Jazz and the Pelicans, the rivals of Los Angeles will face off in a duel at the top of the western conference.
Ranking leaders, Lakers of LeBron James and Anthony Davis will try to equalize everywhere in their direct confrontations with the Clippers of the duo Leonard-George.
The season stopped in the event of contamination in Florida
The NBA therefore gets a little closer each day to a resumption of competition. But beware, Adam Silver does not want to rule out any option. By the very admission of the North American League boss, the season could be arrested if the Orlando bubble were to be contaminated by the coronavirus.
"If we were to face a significant spread of the coronavirus, it could ultimately lead us to stop," said Adam Silver during a press conference call. No option is without risk at the moment. My ultimate conclusion is that we cannot overcome the virus. "
The NBA recovery program wants to be attractive but remains more than ever subject to the evolution of the health crisis in the United States.
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