The NBA and the National Basketball Players Association Fridayday finalized terms of the deal that will allow the league to restart the season next month at the Disney World campus near Orlando, Fla.
The NBA and NBPA announced that “stringent health and safety protocols” will be in place when the season resumes on July 30, with 22 teams returning to play without fans in attendance.
“We are grateful to our longtime collaborator Disney for its role in playing host and making this return to play possible, and we also thank the public health officials and infectious disease specialists who helped guide the creation of comprehensive medical protocols and protections.”
Earlier yesterday, the league and the union announced that 16 of 302 players tested on Tuesday came back positive for coronavirus.
“It has taken true collaboration between the league and the union — special kudos to our Executive Committee and several other team reps — along with the continued support and assistance from medical experts, public health officials and many others,” NBPA executive director Michele Roberts said.