NBA Likely To Hold All-Star Style Fundraiser Game Amidst Coronavirus Pandemic: Report

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On Wednesday (Thursday IST), Adam Silver spoke to ESPN’s Rachel Nichols, talking about the NBA dealing with the coronavirus outbreak and other decisions made.

Written By Devika Pawar | Mumbai | Updated On:
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Last week, the NBA suspended their ongoing season after Utah Jazz’s centre Rudy Gobert tested positive for COVID-19. Currently, seven NBA players have been infected by the virus. Though the NBA suspension was initially meant to last around 30 days, the season’s possible return is pushed forward to mid-June due to the increase in number of coronavirus cases.

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On Wednesday (Thursday IST), Adam Silver spoke to ESPN’s Rachel Nichols, talking about the NBA dealing with the coronavirus outbreak along with various activities that could keep basketball relevant while the NBA remains suspended for months. Adam Silver suggested fundraisers or All-Star style games. This will show healthy athletes play games on the television as people stay at home due to the virus. The game will work as a fundraiser and entertainer, providing a distraction from the NBA suspension.

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Along with Gobert, there are now seven NBA players with coronavirus. Kevin Durant along with three other Brooklyn Nets players tested positive on March 17 (March 18 IST), while Jazz's Donovan Mitchell and Detroit Pistons' Christian Wood suffered the same fate a day after the suspension. In a statement released the Brooklyn Nets, they assured fans that the players and staff members will remain isolated, while physicians closely monitor their situation. 

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