The NBA is in talks with Disney about a July return date

The NBA is in talks with Disney about a July return date

The NBA and the National Basketball Players Association are in talks with The Walt Disney Company about resuming the 2019-2020 season in late July at one of its facilities. Instead of playing in arenas across the country -- and relying on airplanes and hotels -- they're looking at using Disney's ESPN Wide World of Sports Complex near Orlando, Florida, as a single campus for games, practices and housing, according to NBA spokesman Mike Bass. Bass called the conversations "exploratory," so nothing is set in stone yet. Disney confirmed the talks in a statement. Still, it's a glimmer of hope for both players and fans. The NBA should be in the playoffs now, with the season scheduled to conclude in June. But the coronavirus pandemic forced the league to suspend the season in mid-March
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