NBA Commissioner Adam Silver said Tuesday that there are no plans to pause the season amid a rise in COVID-19 cases which has caused other leagues, including the NFL and NHL, to postpone a number of games.
Silver spoke publicly for the first time during an appearance on ESPN’s “NBA Today” to address the rise in COVID cases plaguing the NBA and made it clear that the league has no intentions of stopping the season.
“No plans right now to pause the season. We’ve of course looked at the options but frankly, we’re having trouble coming up with what the logic would be behind pausing right now,” Silver said.
“As we look through these cases, literally ripping through the country right now – putting aside the rest of the world, I think we’re finding ourselves where we knew we were going to get to for the past several months and that is that this virus will not be eradicated and we’re going t have to learn to live with it,” he continued.