Although there is sill no concrete timetables or indications as to when or how the NBA season could potentially resume, Tuesday brought some new information regarding how the players feel on the matter, which brings us to today’s episode.
On this week’s edition of Talk-O-Tuesday, our hosts Alex Padilla and Alex Regla discuss Adrian Wojnarowski of ESPN’s report regarding the anonymous polling of the league’s players relating to whether or not they would want to resume the season. Of note, Jared Dudley made his voice, and vote, known on Twitter.
Safety obviously 1st! No where will be as safe as the NBA compound site they determine but, I Don’t think players know the effects of NOT playing does too next year. This is bigger then My team isnt in the playoffs so who cares! No playoffs, no tv money, NEW CBA next year! https://t.co/jFb1dH89E4— Jared Dudley (@JaredDudley619) May 12, 2020
The Alex’s also go over the private conference call that Chris Haynes of Yahoo Sports reported occurred, in which several star players including LeBron James and Anthony Davis, indicated they would “form a united front” to resume the season if conditions rule it safe:
Toward the end of the call discussing the ramifications of the coronavirus pandemic, all parties were in agreement to take the court with proper safety measures once the league is given the green light to commence, sources said.
According to a report from Shams Charania of The Athletic, NBA commissioner Adam Silver is expected to make a decision on if and when the league will return in 2-4 weeks. For the first time in a long time, it feels like we’re getting somewhere.
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