NBAFan93 wrote:Ugh. I have such a hard time wrapping my mind around thé course of events if someone tests positive. Regular season games not a big deal, but to go into high stakes playoffs w/ that looming is such a mess. Again - teams w/ immune stars at such an advantage. Like what if a big star tests positive and gets isolated? That would be such a quagmire. Gamblers/odds setters can’t be a fan either.
They really need to play some low stakes games first IMO. Going right to playoffs sounds too risky.
I guess the risk seems the same to me whether it's regular season or playoff games (if you're talking about safety risks.) It's not just teams with immune stars that have an advantage, it's simply teams with non-infected players who have an advantage (although I get your point, an immune player hypothetically is most advantaged of all.)
As far as players testing positive, it's really up to players and teams to practice safe behaviors. I don't morally judge anyone who catches the virus, but at least players can significantly influence their chances of catching it (as opposed to say blowing out a knee during non-contact drills.)
If the league just started up willy-nilly with no safety and testing protocols in place, then there would be a good chance of players being thrown into unsafe situations and being infected through no fault of their own (other than coming to the arena and playing basketball.)
I think if they started this thing, and say it turns out 20% of NBA players test positive and can't play, they will just cancel it.