The NBA has been hit exhausting by COVID-19 in December, leaving many groups with out a number of of their normal gamers.
Regardless of the wave of gamers coming into the league’s well being and security protocols, NBA Commissioner Adam Silver has no plans to cease the present.
Whereas talking with ESPN’s Malika Andrews on Tuesday, Silver stated the NBA has no plans to pause the season in the mean time.
“No plans proper now to pause the season,” Silver stated. “We have now, in fact, checked out all of the choices, however frankly, we’re having bother arising with what the logic can be behind pausing proper now.
“As we glance by means of these instances actually ripping by means of the nation, not to mention the remainder of the world, I feel we’re discovering ourselves the place we form of knew we had been going to get to over the previous a number of months, and that’s this virus is not going to be eradicated, and we’re going to need to study to dwell with it. I feel that’s what we’re experiencing within the league proper now.”
In the identical interview with Andrews, Silver experiences that the brand new Omicron variant of COVID-19 is the predominant variant of the virus amongst gamers, accounting for “round most likely 90%” of the instances amongst gamers.
The current outbreak within the NBA has been catastrophic, leaving over 80 players presently within the league’s well being and security protocols and requiring a number of groups to signal gamers to 10-day hardship contracts to have sufficient gamers on the roster for video games.