midranger wrote:I’d place the odds of this completely blowing up in the nba’s face and ending professional sports for the year at like 33%.
I'm not going to disagree with the assessment that this could blow up in the NBA's face. i.e. they'd get it going and then need to cancel.
However, I'm also in the camp that a safe and readily available vaccine could be a long, long ways off. As with pretty much every business in the world, the question is do you fold it up? Or do you figure out a path forward?
The NBA and their players comprehend that if they don't try to create a path forward (with known safeguards) that their business is done. And it isn't just the high paid stars like LeBron or Giannis, but think of lower tier guys like Sterling Brown, who probably has anywhere from 1-4 years left in the league before his skill set decline takes him out.
If any league is in a position to figure this out, it is the NBA. I'd like them to try.