"It's kind of fun to do the impossible." - Walt Disney
Now before we everyone gets too crazy, let's all just take a deep breath.
After a more than interesting Sham bomb today, it looks like the NBA is seriously considering using Disney World as a potential location to finish out the NBA season and Playoffs.
One possible playing ground for NBA if finishing season becomes safe for league and players: Walt Disney World Resort property in Orlando, sources tell @TheAthleticNBA @Stadium. League has kept different scenarios in mind.— Shams Charania (@ShamsCharania) April 29, 202
While this might seem like a bit of pure madness, it makes a lot of sense when you take a moment to think about it. Think about the accommodations for the NBA and its players. Orlando and Disney World have more than enough hotels. They have a number of basketball courts and facilities ready to go. In fact, if you follow the NBA world closely as we do, Keith Smith of Yahoo Sports wrote an article last month suggesting that Disney World would be one of the best potential hopes to continue the NBA season.
Despite the crazy amount of self-promotion I do on here when I write, bc you have to in this business, I'm not big on victory laps. I just want to have fun & do good work that people enjoy.— Keith Smith (@KeithSmithNBA) April 29, 2020
That said, your boy needed even a little win in a big, big way!https://t.co/M4tzsZU11w
Smith does a phenomenal job of breaking down the specifics of why Orlando would be a fantastic location potentially for the NBA. Before you ask, Keith is a resident of Orlando so yes, you should take his word with a bit of seriousness. It seems ridiculous at first glance, but when you sit down and seriously consider it, this might be the best hope for the NBA season to stay alive. While some might argue that Las Vegas is a great location, remember that Disney World is a private property. This means the "bubble" idea, in which the NBA can isolate themselves if they move forward without fans (most likely). Also, what company owns ESPN? Thank you.
This might just be the best possible option the NBA and its fans have to save the 2019-20 season. If it brings the beautiful game of basketball back...where do we sign?