the National basketball Association (NBA) is considering holding a championship matches without spectators because of the threat of the spread of coronavirus.
the NBA Board on Friday sent out to clubs requesting to start developing the actions necessary for carrying out of matches without spectators, limited to only the minimum necessary number of personnel for the games. Thus in addition to fans are advised not to let into the arena and journalists.
it is Also the recommendation reads that the teams must be prepared to conduct temperature checks, players and staff, judges and everyone who matters to the organization of matches.
the Star of “Los Angeles Lakers” LeBron James, the third in NBA history overcome the barrier 34000 points, quickly spoke out on the issue.
“No, that’s impossible. I’m not going to play if the arena would not be fans. For this I play. For teammates and for the fans. That’s the whole point. If I show the empty arena, I’m not playing. And let the NBA do what he wants”, – quotes the words of James ESPN.
“We play games without the fans? Nah, that’s impossible. I ain’t playing, if I ain’t got the fans in the crowd, that’s who I play for.
-LeBron James on the possibility of playing games without fans in attendance due to concerns from the Coronavirus pic.twitter.com/E3Yb41YfCK
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