NBA fans near and far have every reason to celebrate, because it’s been announced the league will return, with a tentative July 31 start date, after being suspended in March because of COVID-19.
The eighth seed from each conference will be determined by a play-in series of games if the Nos. 8 and 9 teams are within four games of each other in the standings at the end of the seeding games.
“The eighth seed [team] could potentially come down to a play-in tournament,” it says on the NBA’s website.
To prevent the spread of COVID-19, the NBA says it will test everyone at the resort regularly while working with infectious disease specialists and public health experts.
One of the NBA players who reacted to the restart of the season is Trae Young of the Atlanta Hawks, a team that isn’t among the 22 that would be invited to play this season.