Hold the phone. Cue the Undertaker "not dead" gifs. Please allow a moment for some serious excitement and hope to build up. It looks as if the NBA might be progressing towards trying to resume the rest of the NBA season in the near future.
Developing - Orlando's Walt Disney World Resort is on track to win the bid to become the NBA’s playing site to resume the 2019-20 season, with hope emerging of games tipping off by mid-July.— The Athletic NBA (@TheAthleticNBA) May 20, 2020
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If this happens, we all need to seriously consider giving the MVP award to Mickey Mouse. I don't care if he's not technically on an NBA roster. He deserves it for bringing this potential miracle into our lives.
We covered this possibility previously, as Yahoo Sports' Keith Smith was the first one to jump on the idea of having the NBA continue it's season potentially at Disney World. It makes all of the sense, with the goal of isolating the players and being able to accommodate the entire league and their organizations. There will still be plenty of questions that need to be answered about the season if it is indeed heading towards resuming. But yes, it's time to start building up some excitement folks.
The July start is interesting, mainly because...well let's not sugar coat this...the NBA Playoffs taking place during Summer is pretty much the definition of the electric factory. There's been a number of various reports to how long the NBA would give players and teams for another "mini-camp" in order to get players ready for games again. Some were suggesting 4 weeks while others were reporting less. It will be one of the top things to keep an eye on as news comes in because players will want to get conditioned as best as possible to hopefully prevent future injuries. Remember, these players have been "resting" for a while, and some NBA trainers around the league have stressed that injury concerns will be at a high level. Another factor, how much time will teams have between games, especially come playoff time. With travel eliminated, you have to think that the NBA will try to get the season and playoffs done as efficiently as possible. The projected start of the NFL season is most likely a date in which the NBA would rather not overlap.