From the NY POST
“We’re coming back because sports matter in a society. They bring people together when we need it the most.”
However, Silver later acknowledged the season that was suspended on March 11, due to the COVID-19 pandemic, may never be completed.
“We haven’t worked through every scenario … [but] if we were to have significant spread of coronavirus throughout the community, that ultimately might lead us to stop it,” Silver said. “We’re not saying full steam ahead no matter what happens … but we feel very comfortable right now with where we are.”
Silver said the fast-rising number of positive COVID-19 cases across the country has increased his “level of concern” and acknowledged it was a “fair question,” whether the NBA would have chosen to restart its season in Florida, knowing the state would set multiple single-day records of positive cases this week.