Last season, the NBA was suspended after Utah Jazz player Gerber was diagnosed with an infection, and the league finished the shortened season at the playoff park in Orlando and went on to win the championship.
Why is the league still playing less than 20 days after the start of the season, when several players have been diagnosed and several others have been quarantined for contact with infected people?
The regular season continues as scheduled.
Celtics reporter Gary Washburn revealed the league’s criteria for “close contact” — contact within six feet for 15 minutes or more;
The league’s medical experts believe it is almost impossible for the virus to spread during a game, because, according to NBA research, players don’t come into close contact with each other for more than 15 minutes during a game.
Players don’t get close to each other for more than 15 minutes a game, which is the real reason why the league is taking such a big risk;
Even if Curry, Tatum and others were confirmed infected, the league would go after close contacts — players who had been in close contact with an infected player for at least 15 minutes. As long as a team could assemble eight players, the game would start as scheduled.
So far this season, only one game in the league has been postponed — the Rockets’ opener against the Thunder, when so many players were unavailable that the Thunder flew home overnight to Oklahoma City without eight players.
To be honest, this season is really too difficult, injuries continue to have a number of players were isolated, seriously affecting the content of the game, many teams were forced to send out the disabled attack, the strength of the line-up gap is too obvious.