Chinese Basketball Association Postpones Restart From April 15 To May

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Chinese Basketball Association Postpones Restart From April 15 To May 

Post#1 » by RealGM Wiretap » Wed Mar 25, 2020 3:01 pm

The Chinese Basketball Association has delayed the restart of its season from April 15th to May after failing to receive approval from the government.


Chinese officials were affected by abandoned restarts of leagues in Japan and South Korea and over continued concern over COVID-19 in recent days. The delay of the Olympics also contributed to the decision.


The CBA is now looking at a four-month delay.


Many sports leagues view the CBA situation as a trial balloon for when their leagues can resume.


The NBA is hoping to restart at some point in late May or early June.

Via Brian Windhorst/ESPN

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Re: Chinese Basketball Association Postpones Restart From April 15 To May 

Post#2 » by Pickled Prunes » Wed Mar 25, 2020 7:14 pm

Lance is the face of the CBA now?
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Re: Chinese Basketball Association Postpones Restart From April 15 To May 

Post#3 » by TheCage4 » Wed Mar 25, 2020 7:33 pm

Does that mean all of the American born players who went over there for the start of the season are now stuck?

I hope Lin is cozy in that gym.
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Re: Chinese Basketball Association Postpones Restart From April 15 To May 

Post#4 » by WaltFrazier » Thu Mar 26, 2020 3:29 am

Any American or other foreign player would be crazy to go back to the country that gave us all this virus
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Re: Chinese Basketball Association Postpones Restart From April 15 To May 

Post#5 » by Darthlukey » Thu Mar 26, 2020 5:12 am

WaltFrazier wrote:Any American or other foreign player would be crazy to go back to the country that gave us all this virus

The same league that threatened lifetime bans for all players that didnt return by a certain date despite the danger and fear? Doesnt sound at all like the CBA
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Re: Chinese Basketball Association Postpones Restart From April 15 To May 

Post#6 » by Dr Huge Pecs » Thu Mar 26, 2020 5:32 am

TheCage4 wrote:Does that mean all of the American born players who went over there for the start of the season are now stuck?

I hope Lin is cozy in that gym.


I honestly can't imagine why he went back, dude has made tens of millions in the nba, a lifetime ban from the cba...and Chinese sponsors (which honestly...are limited at this point) who cares? Now he's stuck there. He already headed back home after the first stoppage, then he thinks A.there will be a season. B. Its worth risking his health AndC. Its financially worth it.

Did he really go to Harvard?

Unreal.
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Re: Chinese Basketball Association Postpones Restart From April 15 To May 

Post#7 » by objectivefan » Thu Mar 26, 2020 12:52 pm

WaltFrazier wrote:Any American or other foreign player would be crazy to go back to the country that gave us all this virus



They can get the virus from any country, even here in the US. One could argue that it is safer in China than in the US when it comes to contracting Corona.

and it is my understanding that these guys play basketball as their profession, meaning that they get paid if they play and don't get paid if they don't pay. Some of them might even have a family to feed and bills to pays.

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