Losses would have been much worse had the NBA not completed the season and staged the playoffs in a bubble at Orlando, saying $1.5 billion in revenue was recovered by restarting the season
The fact that the NBA season has managed to reach the home stretch is itself a triumph of sorts, a testament to assiduous planning by league officials to create a secure 'bubble' at Disney World in Florida.
By Saturday, NBA practices will be constant — 22 teams working out at various times in a window spanning 13 1/2 hours and spread out across seven different facilities.
NBA: Ahead of season restart, teams on the cusp of having real practices again in three-hour windows
The NBA season resumes on 30 July. Players have said throughout the shutdown that having only three weeks of actual practice to get ready for game action may not be enough
NBA Commissioner Adam Silver says they 'cannot sit on sidelines indefinitely' as league nears restart
NBA commissioner Adam Silver and Michele Roberts, the Executive Director of NBPA, said they were ‘relieved’ that just 16 players out of the 302 tested had tested positive for coronavirus, and none of those 16 players were seriously ill.
Coronavirus Outbreak: NBA releases list of protocols for teams, players ahead of 22-team Disney World restart
The NBA released its medical protocols to teams, a 108-page file. Among the highlights: players must shower in their individual hotel rooms instead of the game or practice arenas, be part of a contact tracing program, and that it is recommended that coaches wear face coverings pre- or post-game where feasible.
The 22-team NBA plan includes all teams that were holding playoff spots when the season was stopped, plus all other clubs within six games of a berth.
The poll conducted by the National Basketball Players Association was informal but gave a clear sense that NBA players would like to not only get to the playoffs but also resume at least some of the regular season
Coronavirus Outbreak: LeBron James says he does not want closure unless Los Angeles Lakers get chance to complete NBA season
James' 17th NBA season is obviously unique for many reasons, but he is uncommonly proud of what the Lakers have accomplished so far.
Coronavirus pandemic has brought pretty much every sport to a standstill. But how well do you remember who won what and the nitty gritty from 2020?
NBA: 'Personal reasons' keep Gregg Popovich out, Spurs get first win under Tim Duncan as acting head coach
Tim Duncan won more than 1,000 games as an NBA player. He got his first victory as an acting head coach on Tuesday night
James Harden scored 32 points in three quarters to surpass 20,000 and the Houston Rockets rolled to a 139-109 victory over the Minnesota Timberwolves
NBA: Anthony Davis slams season-high 50 points as Lakers down Timberwolves; Miami Heat remain unbeaten at home
Davis hit a floater with 4:39 remaining to reach 50 points for the fourth time in his career. He was 20 of 29 from the field and made all 10 of his free throws to go along with seven rebounds and six assists.
NBA: Atlanta Hawks snap 10-game losing streak with victory over Golden State Warriors; Philadelphia 76ers maintain unbeaten home record
Trae Young scored 24 points, rookie De’Andre Hunter added 18 and the Atlanta Hawks snapped a 10-game losing streak with a 104-79 win over the Golden State Warriors
NBA: Kyle Kuzma's late surge helps Lakers bounce back with victory over Suns; Sixers win thriller against Cavaliers
Kyle Kuzma "clicked" to drain two clutch three-pointers as the Los Angeles Lakers bounced back to score a 123-115 road victory over the Phoenix Suns on Tuesday.
NBA: Late surge propels Clippers to narrow win over reigning champions Raptors; Celtics record eighth consecutive win
Kawhi Leonard endured a difficult night against the club he led to an NBA title but his Los Angeles Clippers surged late Monday to beat reigning champion Toronto Raptors 98-88.
Boston forward Gordon Hayward fractured his left hand Saturday in the Celtics' 135-115 victory at San Antonio, dimming the joy of improving to 7-1 on the NBA season.
NBA: LeBron James posts second straight triple double to lead Los Angeles Lakers past San Antonio Spurs
Davis had 25 points and 11 rebounds, LeBron added 21 points, 13 assists and 11 rebounds and Los Angeles Lakers held off the San Antonio Spurs 103-96 on Sunday night.
NBA: Furkan Korkmaz’s late rescue helps Sixers maintain unbeaten start; Bucks defeat defending champions Raptors
Furkan Korkmaz drained a three pointer with less than a second on the clock as the Philadelphia 76ers rallied late to edge Portland 129-128 and remain the only unbeaten team in the new NBA season.
NBA: Once hated by Los Angeles Lakers fans, Dwight Howard endearing himself to Staples Center faithful
Hollywood loves a comeback story, but Dwight Howard's redemption arc is almost too unbelievable for Los Angeles.