Mickey Mouse points way for NBA restart

Sports | AGENCIES 22 May 2020

Disney World has emerged as the frontrunner to host NBA teams and games if the 2020 season resumes, The Athletic reported.

"The NBA has Orlando/Disney World as a clear frontrunner for return-to-play site for resuming the 2019-2020 season. Orlando has gained significant seriousness among other cities such as Las Vegas," Shams Charania reported via Twitter.

And ESPN said many owners and club executives expect league commissioner Adam Silver to announce in June that the season will resume - with games to begin "sometime before the end of July."

The concept of a resort setting - the type of location that would allow all NBA teams to be housed in a controlled environment - was floated first in late March when Silver called upon teams to submit all ideas for an eventual return. The Bahamas and Las Vegas are also on the table.

It needs to be agreed that a single positive test for Covid-19 won't derail the season, Silver said.

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