thelead wrote: Triples333 wrote:
subbed sub wrote:No chance this year
Well as cautionary as I was about this virus a while ago, this is ridiculous. I'ts March. No, the USA and it's leagues will not shut down for >9 months for this pandemic (because at that point the reaction would FAR outweigh the reality of the virus). By that time things will be figured out to an extent where next years leagues will begin. South Korea may have done a far better job than most, but recognize that they are starting games within a couple weeks from now.
Then LeBron, Kawhi, and Giannis catch it and they shut down the playoffs... or place a giant asterisk next to the championship. Not sure how they get around that issue with how long the virus sticks around the body.
You're thinking short term. This years playoffs are done (sorry Lakers/Clippers/Bucks, etc fans). Next year, I do have confidence it will be settled to a measure that basketball will be fine. We will have to be extremely careful with our parents and especially grandparents in how we handle this even at that time, but no, basketball should be fine to begin. I see no reason to assume otherwise. A LOT of us will get sick and it will be a mess, but you will also see extreme production begin in the next 2 months that will provide dividends in the next 5 months and going forward.