The sports industry took a major hit in 2020 due to the rising cases of COVID-19. The NBA has now revealed its plans for the upcoming season, which will not feature Golden State Warriors’ Klay Thompson who suffered an Achilles injury.
The NBA’s 75th regular season will commence on December 22nd with 72 games divided into two segments with the first half starting on Dec. 22nd until March 4th then the second half running from March 11th until May 16th. The All-Star break is scheduled for the beginning of March 2021.
There have also been reports of the NBA setting stricter rules on teams who violate the coronavirus safety protocols. They can receive fines, suspensions, adjustment or loss of draft choices, and game forfeitures” for any violations.
ESPN shares the release of a 158-page Health and Safety Memo shared with the teams includes everything they must know about staying compliant with COVID-19 safety protocols. “At home, players and staff are forbidden to enter bars, lounges or clubs, attend live entertainment or game venues, or visit public gyms, spas, pool areas or large indoor social gatherings that exceed 15 people, the memo said.”
Even with all the changes happening this year, are you excited for the NBA 2020-21 Season?
The 2020-21 @NBA season begins in Brooklyn.
Y'all ready? pic.twitter.com/S7KmUp0Ydz
— Brooklyn Nets (@BrooklynNets) December 2, 2020