By Michael Bennett
Because of the coronavirus pandemic, the Sixers and NBA have suspended their season.
There is no designated date for the NBA to resume play; it’s actually not even know at this point whether the NBA will resume the 2019-20 season.
Commissioner Adam Silver has spoken of the desire to resume the season. Even if that means playing without fans.
Via ESPN’s Tim Bontemps:
“As I look at the options, maybe we can do this incrementally, and the first step isn’t games with thousands of people in the arenas, but maybe it is just games,” Silver said. “Something I’ve always said is 99% of people consume our game through some sort of media platform. It’s only a tiny percentage of fans who get to see our games in arenas. So those fans who watch on television or whatever device they have are fans just like people in the arena, and maybe through new kinds of technology there are ways fans can be virtual and react to plays and make noise in the arena.”