Will the NBA resume? Arrested since Rudy Gobert’s positive coronavirus test two months ago, the North American basketball league is not yet on its way back. And For Shaquille O’Neal, the end of the current season should be marked. “I think we should give up the season. Everyone should go home, be fit and come back for next season. Let’s just cancel the season, it’s that simple “said “Shaq” in a daily interview USA Today.
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The quadruple NBA champion, notably through Orlando and Miami, believes that if the 2019-2020 season were to resume, the sacred team in 2020 could not be considered a champion in their own right. “Trying to resume the season and hurry up to make the playoffs? Whichever team wins the title, there will be an asterisk next to their name, they will not have the respect that is usually given to a champion “, said the former imposing Lakers pivot.
“No one will respect it”
“What would happen if a team that was not really among the title contenders (in March) Are you starting to win everything with this new playoff formula? No one will respect it. Once again, we must cancel the season and be concerned about the health of spectators and players, before coming back next season “, hammered O’Neal who won three NBA champion titles with the Lakers in 2000, 2001 and 2002, and a fourth title with Miami in 2006.
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The NBA has been studying for weeks the possibility of closing the 2019-20 fiscal year, behind closed doors, by grouping all the teams in the same confined area, which could be Las Vegas and / or Disney World in Orlando. “It would be safer to be in the same place, or in two places, to start”NBA boss Adam Silver told the players on a conference call on Friday.