Adam Silver had a conference call last night with all of the important people, which went pretty well, according to Woj:
“Owners and executives on the call were encouraged about the league's progress toward minimizing health risk upon a return and the league office's positive conversations with the National Basketball Players Association about the players' desire to eventually restart the season, sources said.”
Among the topics discussed: What would happen if a player tested positive, like what happened with Rudy Gobert in March? In Silver’s eyes, that wouldn’t stop the jumpstarted hypothetical season in its tracks. From Woj’s reporting:
“Silver told those on the call that if a positive test would ‘shut us down, we probably shouldn't go down this path.’”
Silver also spoke of creating a “campus environment” for all of the teams, whether it be in Las Vegas or Orlando, which sounds way better than, “we’re going to shove everyone into a massive bubble in some Vegas warehouse.” Meanwhile: LeBron James, Chris Paul, Damian Lillard, Giannis Antetokounmpo, Russell Westbrook, Kevin Durant, Kawhi Leonard and Stephen Curry were part of a video chat Monday, where they specifically voiced their hope to continue the season. We ask: Why would Curry want that?
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