The National Basketball Association has no plans to pause its season despite the spike in COVID-19 cases, league commissioner Adam Silver said.
Seven matches have been postponed since last week, with a report on the league’s website saying at least 84 players from 20 teams had entered health and safety procedures as of Tuesday.
US media reports that the 10 NBA teams that play on Christmas Day have been informed of the timing of their games that may be changed due to COVID-19 and that decisions could be made as late as Tuesday. Friday.
Silver told ESPN in an interview that the league “has no plans right now” to pause the season.
“Of course we’ve looked at all options, but to be honest we’re having a hard time figuring out the logic behind the pause right now.
“When we look at these cases that are literally tearing the country apart… I think we’re finding ourselves where we’ve known we’ve been going for months, and that’s it. This virus will not be eradicated, and we’ll have to learn to live with it.”
Silver’s comments come a day after the National Hockey League and its players’ union agreed to postpone games due to COVID-19 cases at the teams and postpone the holiday.
(Reporting by Shrivathsa Sridhar in Bengaluru; Editing by Peter Rutherford)