I see that the GB has somehow managed to turn even this situation into some kind of mass conspiracy against LeBron and the Lakers by fans of "loser teams". Good job, GB
Anyway, back to the original question. Here's why I believe that this season should be canceled (or, at least, shouldn't restart anytime soon):
1) I don't believe that the current epidemiological data in the US supports it. Active cases in the US are still on the rise. Yes, I realize that increased testing plays a role in the active cases being on the rise but I simply don't believe that a country should open up that much while the cases are still on the rise. The US is also close to making the top 10 in deaths per 1 million. They are #12 right now at 294 deaths per 1 million (they were #16 around a month or a month and a half ago).
Someone mentioned Germany in the previous page but that comparison definitely doesn't favor the US. Germany has shown a steady decrease in active cases for more than a month now. Germany's highest total of active cases occurred back in April 6 (around 72k cases) then it started falling, had one last minor increase in April 10 and it has been steadily going down ever since. Is the US in a similar timeline? No, not even close. Late March to early April is when the US experienced its first major spikes (conversely, Germany started spiking in early March to mid March) and the number of active cases has been going up ever since (with the exception of a two-day reprieve in May 11 and May 12).
When you look at deaths per 1 million, you arrive to a similar conclusion. Germany is currently at 100 deaths per 1 million. So, even when you account for the massive difference in population, the US still has 3 times more deaths than Germany does.
So, no, based on all of that, I cannot support the US opening up at a scale similar to what Germany is doing.
2) Since we're in the context of re-opening sports and we're also talking about Germany, let's take a look at the Bundesliga. It resumed play last weekend. 9 games were played over May 16 and May 17. In those 9 games, 12 injuries were recorded. And, mind you, the Bundesliga did hold a kind of pre-season before resuming activities. If the NBA decides to go forth with resuming the seasons then an increase in injuries is all but guaranteed (and let's not even talk about the possibility of a player contracting the virus and then spreading it).
3) Last but not least, basketball is not the end all be all. I love basketball but it simply isn't a vital activity. ProcessDoctor made a darn good point in page 3. We should be thinking of COVID-19 as a population risk, not just an individual risk. The potential population risk of restarting the NBA (or any other kind of sport or mass entertainment activity) in the US (I'm obviously talking about the US here) outweighs the potential benefits. I can see why shops and businesses are opening back up (I still think it's too early for most states, mind you). People living paycheck to paycheck need to make enough money to survive (obviously, they shouldn't have to risk themselves to do that, the state should be able to take care of them for the time being but I digress). The NBA, though? Living paycheck to paycheck isn't a concern for the players, the coaches or the team owners and according to everything we've read, most teams have ensured that their staffers (training staff, stadium staff etc.) are being paid normally so this isn't a concern for them either.
All in all, yes, it would be pretty fun if the NBA restarted and I'd definitely watch games, don't get me wrong, but I simply don't believe that it's worth it. Not right now, at least. Come back to me in a couple of months if things are finally looking better.
PS: And in case the league does restart, can we please not do it in Florida? Florida's death per 1 million are at 102 right now (a tad higher than Germany) and that's despite the fact that Florida, unlike most other US states and contrary to the CDC guidelines, doesn't include probable deaths in its Covid-19 death count. If the NBA decides that they must absolutely restart as soon as possible then they should choose a safe state like Utah, Wyoming or Montana (all 3 states are below 30 deaths per 1 million which is a pretty good number considering the fact that the world average is at 43.4).
PS II: As always, the numbers above are based on world of meters -> https://www.worldometers.info/coronavirus/