Thanks to the spread of COVID-19, the National Basketball Association immediately halted all gameplay last month. And according to one ESPN writer, the chances aren’t looking particularly good of resuming the 2019-20 campaign.
According to Brian Windhorst, the NBA is “angling” on potentially cancelling the remainder of the season.
“The talks between the players union and the league this week, I’ve talked to both sides of this issue, and it is clear that the NBA is angling to set up a deal that enables them to shut the season down,” he said.
“Now they don’t have to do that yet, and the way they’re negotiating they’re leaving themselves an option either way, but they’re not having talks about how to restart the league, they’re having financial talks about what would happen if the season shuts down, and I think there is a significant amount of pessimism right now.”
Not exactly the news that we were hoping to hear.