Archive for May 13th, 2020

NBA Stars In Discussions About Resuming Season, Pritzker Wants Sports Back


NBA Commissioner Adam Silver had a call with the Board of Governors to discuss resuming the season. One of the issues they discussed is what happens if they resume play and then a player tests positive for Covid-19. Would the entire League shut down again, or would they quarantine the player and continue with the season?

A number of NBA stars jumped on a conference call to also express their desire to return to the courts. LeBron James, Anthony Davis, Kevin Durant, Kawhi Leonard, Giannis Antetokounmpo, Stephen Curry, Russell Westbrook, and Damian Lillard spoke about a “united front to resume the 2019-20 season.”


Major League Baseball and the MLB Players Association met on Tuesday as a first step in trying to figure and agree on issues and guidelines for restarting the season. One of the outstanding items (which wasn’t addressed in the meeting on Tuesday) is the salary cap issue between the players and the owners. Illinois governor J.B. Pritzker addressed this conflict in his daily coronavirus briefing saying, “I realize that the players have the right to haggle over their salaries, but we do live in a moment where the people of Illinois and the people of the United States deserve to get their pastime back — to watch, anyway, on television. If they’re able to come up with safety precautions, as has been suggested by Major League Baseball, that works, I hope that the players will understand that the people of our United States need them to recognize this is an important part of leisure time that all of us want to have in the summer: to watch them play baseball, to root for our favorite teams.” Pritzker’s comments were ripped apart by some, as they thought he was insensitive to the actual suffering that could occur to individuals associated with baseball if the season started prematurely.

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