League has kept different scenarios in mind

NBA planning magical return from coronavirus pandemic at Disney World in Orlando

When you wish upon a star .

The Athletic’s Shams Charania reports the NBA is considering going to Walt Disney World in Orlando, Fla. to resume its season following the coronavirus pandemic. League has kept different scenarios in mind.

Yahoo Sports explains what makes the Magic Kingdom a possible landing spot for the NBA:

12 on site basketball courts, two of which are broadcast ready, at the ESPN Wide World of Sports Complex

enough hotel rooms to house every player, coach, official, television crew member and more

several nearby medical facilities for injuries

restaurants, swimming pools and other amenities to stave off boredom

private property that can be easily blocked off from the public

a location in Florida, which has been aggressive in trying to host sporting events amid the pandemic

## ## a parent company in Disney that already has ties to the NBA through ESPN


Disney World has been closed since mid March because of the coronavirus pandemic.

The NBA suspended play more than seven weeks ago when Utah Jazz center Rudy Gobert tested positive for COVID 19. Soon after, teammate Donovan Mitchell, Detroit Pistons forward Christian Wood, four players on the Brooklyn Nets (including Kevin Durant), two unnamed Los Angeles Lakers players and Boston Celtics guard Marcus Smart tested positive for the coronavirus. native) Doris Burke and New York Knicks owner James Dolan were diagnosed with COVID 19.

Tell us your coronavirus stories, whether it’s a news tip, a topic you want us to cover, or a personal story you want to share.

Registration on or use of this site constitutes acceptance of our User Agreement, Privacy Policy and Cookie Statement, and Your California Privacy Rights (each updated 1/1/20).

2020 Advance Local Media LLC. The material on this site may not be reproduced, distributed, transmitted, cached or otherwise used, except with the prior written permission of Advance Local.

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out /  Change )

Google photo

You are commenting using your Google account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s

Create your website at WordPress.com
Get started
%d bloggers like this: