HeartBreakKid wrote:They should have had it in Hawaii....problem would have been way easier to solve and no visa issues on top of that. Live crowd doesn't matter so they could have played at a time to fit the best timezone demographics.
Who in their right mind thought Florida would be a good idea lol.
I tell you what: If this ends up blowing up because it was in Florida, whoever the decision makers are attached to the NBA don't get to blame Florida. They knew when they were making decisions what the governor's attitude was.
The reality is it could go back anywhere, even Hawai'i, but it should have been a major priority to pick a place that seemed likely to remain safe, and Florida was quite literally one of THE places that should have been removed from the list on that criteria.
I've been very pro-Silver so far in his tenure, but there's always been a concern that he goes with the flow a bit too easily. When that was the right move, and it resulted a change from Stern's authoritarian absurdity, it made sense to praise. But there's a lot about the Bubble situation that just smacks of a lack of contingency vision and/or a lack of executive assertiveness. Silver needs to understand that we're going to judge HIM for how all this goes. It's absolutely going to be a major part of his legacy specifically. And when he let's inept owners with bad teams get their ways on little things, it makes hard to keep faith that he's really steering the ship when you see the real iceberg approach.