As the NBA’s board of governors prepares to confer with the commissioner’s office Wednesday in a critical conference call on the coronavirus crisis, one scenario introduced into the league’s conversation involves moving some games to NBA cities that have yet to suffer outbreaks, league sources told ESPN.
If the virus clusters and forces a team out of its city and arena for a period of time, there has been discussion about moving games to the away opponent’s arena if that city hasn’t suffered an outbreak, or even moving games to neutral cities and sites.
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The NBA is discussing a number of possibilities, including eliminating fans from buildings for games or, more drastically, suspending game operations for a period of time, but sources said decisions on those options remain complicated by the fact that there has been a limited amount of public testing for the coronavirus in the United States.
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