Amid increasing concerns about the COVID-19 coronavirus, the NBA asked teams on Friday to begin developing processes and identifying actions required if they have to play games without fans in attendance, limiting attendees to only what is deemed “essential staff,” according to a memo obtained by ESPN.

The memo said that members of the media and other typical attendees, in addition to fans, also could be absent from the arenas during games.

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Los Angeles Lakers star LeBron James scoffed at the idea of playing games without fans in attendance.

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