NBA Season Suspended due to COVID-19

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Re: NBA Season Suspended due to COVID-19

Post by Mori Chu » Sun Apr 05, 2020 9:28 am

This made me chuckle a bit:


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Re: NBA Season Suspended due to COVID-19

Post by Superbone » Sun Apr 05, 2020 1:39 pm

Mori Chu wrote:
Sun Apr 05, 2020 9:28 am
This made me chuckle a bit:

That's wild!
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Re: NBA Season Suspended due to COVID-19

Post by Aztec Sunsfan » Sun Apr 05, 2020 7:35 pm

Wow!!!

Somebody should have warned us!!

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Re: NBA Season Suspended due to COVID-19

Post by Superbone » Thu Apr 09, 2020 10:30 am

What do you guys think? Any chance we play any more regular season games this year? What if we had controlled games starting in mid-May with no crowds? All players would be monitored closely of course. The skeleton broadcast crew would practice social distancing. Any chance?
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Re: NBA Season Suspended due to COVID-19

Post by Mori Chu » Thu Apr 09, 2020 11:10 am

Superbone wrote:
Thu Apr 09, 2020 10:30 am
What do you guys think? Any chance we play any more regular season games this year? What if we had controlled games starting in mid-May with no crowds? All players would be monitored closely of course. The skeleton broadcast crew would practice social distancing. Any chance?
I really think it's unlikely. If anything they'd want to jump straight to the playoffs. But I doubt they'll be able to do even that. It's just too dangerous and exposes them to too much liability and criticism if even one player, fan, ref, or team employee catches the virus and becomes seriously ill or dies.

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Re: NBA Season Suspended due to COVID-19

Post by O_Gardino » Thu Apr 09, 2020 11:32 am

Superbone wrote:
Thu Apr 09, 2020 10:30 am
What do you guys think? Any chance we play any more regular season games this year? What if we had controlled games starting in mid-May with no crowds? All players would be monitored closely of course. The skeleton broadcast crew would practice social distancing. Any chance?
I just don't see it happening. I'd love to see a tournament held in one location, but...

The US has just barely started to flatten the curve this week. I don't expect the virus to be enough under control that Sterling wants to risk all of the team personnel, the broadcast personnel, the transportation personnel, the facilities personnel, the hotel employees, etc.
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Re: NBA Season Suspended due to COVID-19

Post by Split T » Thu Apr 09, 2020 11:42 am

I think the way they’d bring it back is if they are planning to shift the regular season anyways. Playing basketball in July/August is fine this year if you’re planning to start next year at Christmas anyways. That’s kinda my preference. Obviously depends on what this pandemic looks like come June/July.
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Re: NBA Season Suspended due to COVID-19

Post by Superbone » Fri Apr 10, 2020 1:39 pm

Wormwood/Superbone 2019/2020 season bet: Suns win < 30 games, Wormwood wins, else 'Bone wins. 1 month avatar shame starting July 1st of winner's choosing. (Note: Requires full 82 game season.)

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Re: NBA Season Suspended due to COVID-19

Post by O_Gardino » Fri Apr 10, 2020 7:57 pm

I almost want to see a draft with no workouts to see if teams make better decisions.
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Re: NBA Season Suspended due to COVID-19

Post by Superbone » Sat Apr 11, 2020 3:30 am

So, I was watching something non-sports related on TV and they were talking about how it might look when things start getting back to normal. Stuff like continued social distancing and continuing to wear masks. Do you think we might see things like half filled (or less) arenas with the crowd wearing masks?
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Re: NBA Season Suspended due to COVID-19

Post by Nodack » Sat Apr 11, 2020 9:09 am

What about concerts? Space the seats six feet apart?

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Post by Cap » Sat Apr 11, 2020 9:41 am

Nodack wrote:
Sat Apr 11, 2020 9:09 am
What about concerts? Space the seats six feet apart?
Zoom.
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Re: NBA Season Suspended due to COVID-19

Post by pickle » Sun Apr 12, 2020 10:43 pm

Zoom zoom zoom, zoom zoom zoom zoom zoom... Mazda.

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Re: NBA Season Suspended due to COVID-19

Post by Nodack » Mon Apr 13, 2020 11:54 am

I watched the TV show on Sundays as a kid. Sunday morning kids tv sucked.


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Re: NBA Season Suspended due to COVID-19

Post by Superbone » Mon Apr 13, 2020 2:56 pm

Well, if everybody is doing it...

Surely not everybody was Kung Fu fighting...
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Re: NBA Season Suspended due to COVID-19

Post by Superbone » Mon Apr 27, 2020 1:56 pm

NBA targets May 8 as day some practice facilities can reopen for individual workouts

https://www.usatoday.com/story/sports/n ... 035594001/
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Re: NBA Season Suspended due to COVID-19

Post by The Bobster » Mon Apr 27, 2020 8:28 pm

So we're looking at the earliest possible re-start for the season being about the same date the NBA Finals started last year.

And that's the best case scenario!
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Re: NBA Season Suspended due to COVID-19

Post by Superbone » Mon Apr 27, 2020 9:28 pm

The Bobster wrote:
Mon Apr 27, 2020 8:28 pm
So we're looking at the earliest possible re-start for the season being about the same date the NBA Finals started last year.

And that's the best case scenario!
Works for me. Let's do it!
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Re: NBA Season Suspended due to COVID-19

Post by The Bobster » Tue Apr 28, 2020 7:22 am

That makes a short offseason and late-starting 2020-21 season a given though.
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Re: NBA Season Suspended due to COVID-19

Post by Cap » Tue Apr 28, 2020 7:23 am

The Bobster wrote:
Tue Apr 28, 2020 7:22 am
That makes a short offseason and late-starting 2020-21 season a given though.
A 2020-21 season isn’t a given at all.
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