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The NBA will return this season… at Disney World?

By Edwin on June 5, 2020
ORLANDO, FL – DECEMBER 24: In this handout image provided by Disney, (L-R) Boston Celtics players J.R. Giddens, Ray Allen, Eddie House and Tony Allen pose with Mickey Mouse at the Magic Kingdom on December 24, 2009 in Orlando, Florida. The NBA players visited the theme park on the eve of their Christmas Day game against the Orlando Magic. (Photo by Gene Duncan/Disney via Getty Images)

According to ESPN, The NBA Board of Governors approved 29-1 to salvage the 2019-2020 season in late July to be held at ESPN’s Wide World of Sports Complex in Disney World Orlando, Florida.

22 NBA teams will participate in the proposed restart on July 31st. The top 13 in the West and top 9 of the East will be invited to each play 8 regular season games to determine the seeding for the playoffs. The proposal also includes a play-in game if the 8th seed is not above the 9th seed by more than 4 games. Once the games are all played then it will be a traditional 16 team playoff bracket split up by conference.

With this proposal the NBA and NBAPA’s main priority is safety for players and Staff. They are working with infectious disease specialists, public health experts and government officials to prevent any possible spread of COVID-19. Which means all players and personnel will quarantine at Disney World.

I have so many questions like, will they be able to ride rides, are they going to serve them Disney World food, will they make Disney characters walk around the park if they go. This can easily turn from a childhood dream to an annoying nightmare, well only if a player gets stuck on “It’s a Small World”.

These are the 22-teams that will be invited to Disney World.

East

  • Milwaukee Bucks
  • Toronto Raptors
  • Boston Celtics
  • Miami Heat
  • Indiana Pacers
  • Philadelphia 76ers
  • Brooklyn Nets
  • Orlando Magic
  • Washington Wizards

West

  • Los Angeles Lakers
  • LA Clippers
  • Denver Nuggets
  • Utah Jazz
  • Oklahoma City Thunder
  • Houston Rockets
  • Dallas Mavericks
  • Memphis Grizzlies
  • Portland Trail Blazers
  • New Orleans Pelicans
  • Sacramento Kings
  • San Antonio SpursD
  • Phoenix Suns