The Return of the NBA (#nbatogether)
On March 12, the NBA suspended the season after a player tested positive for COVID-19. On June 4, Adam Silver announced the return of the NBA. Unfortunately, the NBA G League is canceled for the season. Please see updates from the NBA, Raptors and NBA G League. (#nbatogether)
June 4, 2020
Update from NBA G League
NBA G League President Shareef Abdur-Rahim today announced that the remainder of the 2019-20 NBA G League season has been canceled.
“While canceling the remainder of our season weighs heavily on us, we recognize that it is the most appropriate action to take for our league,” said Abdur-Rahim. “I extend my sincere gratitude to NBA G League players and coaches for giving their all to their teams and fans this season. And to our fans, I thank you and look forward to resuming play for the 2020-21 season.” #nbatogether
The 2019-20 NBA G League season, which was suspended March 12, has been canceled.— NBA G League (@nbagleague) June 4, 2020
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Update from NBA
The NBA Board of Governors today approved the return of the NBA. The 22 returning teams are the Milwaukee Bucks, Toronto Raptors, Boston Celtics, Miami Heat, Indiana Pacers, Philadelphia 76ers, Brooklyn Nets, Orlando Magic and Washington Wizards from the Eastern Conference and the Los Angeles Lakers, LA Clippers, Denver Nuggets, Utah Jazz, Oklahoma City Thunder, Houston Rockets, Dallas Mavericks, Memphis Grizzlies, Portland Trail Blazers, New Orleans Pelicans, Sacramento Kings, San Antonio Spurs and Phoenix Suns from the Western Conference. Tentative start date of Friday, July 31.
“The Board’s approval of the restart format is a necessary step toward resuming the NBA season,” said NBA Commissioner Adam Silver. “While the COVID-19 pandemic presents formidable challenges, we are hopeful of finishing the season in a safe and responsible manner based on strict protocols now being finalized with public health officials and medical experts. We also recognize that as we prepare to resume play, our society is reeling from recent tragedies of racial violence and injustice, and we will continue to work closely with our teams and players to use our collective resources and influence to address these issues in very real and concrete ways.” #nbatogether
The NBA Board of Governors today approved a competitive format to restart the 2019-20 season with 22 teams returning to play and a tentative start date of Friday, July 31.— NBA (@NBA) June 4, 2020
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Update from The Toronto Raptors
The NBA today approved a competitive format to restart the 2019-20 season with 22 teams returning to play and a tentative start date of Friday, July 31.— Toronto Raptors (@Raptors) June 4, 2020
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March 12, 2020
Dear NBA Fans,
As you know, we have temporarily suspended our season in response to the coronavirus pandemic. We made this decision to safeguard the health and well-being of fans, players, everyone connected to our game and the general public. This hiatus will last at least 30 days and we intend to resume the season, if and when it becomes safe for all concerned.
In the meantime, we will continue to coordinate with infectious disease and public health experts along with government officials to determine safe protocols for resuming our games. As we develop the appropriate course for future NBA games and events, we will keep you informed of any changes as soon as they happen. Tickets already purchased for a postponed game will be honored when the game is rescheduled. If games are not played or played in an empty arena, teams will work with fans on a credit for a future game or a refund.
We encourage you to visit NBA.com for the latest news, updates and interactive features to stay connected to the game. You will also find guidelines on how to keep yourself and your family safe and healthy.
This remains a complicated and rapidly evolving situation that reminds us that we are all part of a broader society with a responsibility to look out for one another. That is what the NBA will continue to do, and we are grateful for your understanding and for being the best fans in sports.
What are your thoughts on the return of the NBA? #whatonwhatsgood #nbatogether
The #NBA returning? They are inviting 22 teams to Orlando ▶ 13 Western Conference, 9 Eastern Conference (July 31-October 12) 🤔 hmmm….I wonder how this is going to work?!? On the other side of the coin…happy to see basketball again. Will you watch? 🧢👍…🏀 #whatonwhatsgood— whatonwhatsgood.com 🧢👍 (@whatonwhatsgood) June 4, 2020
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