The restart of the 2019/20 season of the NBA has now been given the green light to begin on July 30th at ESPN Wide World of Sports in Walt Disney World, Orlando
While this deal was agreed at the beginning of June, it has now been officially signed off, despite the massive increase in COVID-19 in the state of Florida.
It is believed that the reassurances provided by both the Walt Disney Company and the NBA, have convinced most of league’s star players they will be kept safe within a bubble atmosphere on Walt Disney World properties, with teams taking residency at Disney resort hotels, Gran Destiny, Grand Floridian and Yacht Club.
Being a massive Los Angeles Lakers fan, I am excited to see how the likes of Lebron James, Anthony Davis & Co perform in this new environment away from their home at the Staples Center in Downtown Los Angeles. They take on local rivals, Los Angeles Clippers, who feature current MVP, Kawhi Leonard, in their first match in Orlando, among the first games on July 30th.
It won’t just the likes of James and Leonard who feature in Orlando, they will be joined by other NBA stars, like Giannis Antetokounmpo of Milwaukee Bucks, Zion Williamson of New Orleans Pelicans and James Harden of Houston Rockets.
Most days there will be multiple games across the various buildings at Wide World of Sports, as they aim to finish of the regular season before moving on to the Play-offs and finals on October 13th.