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