The NBA is tentatively aiming to restart its 2019 to 2020 season at the end of July.
According to several reports, the league is currently in talks with The Walt Disney Company to resume their basketball season at the company’s ESPN Wide World of Sports Complex in Bay Lake, Florida, near Orlando.
NBA Chief Communications Officer Mike Bass released a statement on Saturday, stating: “The NBA, in conjunction with the National Basketball Players Association, is engaged in exploratory conversations with The Walt Disney Company about restarting the 2019-20 NBA season in late July at Disney’s ESPN Wide World of Sports Complex in Florida as a single site for an NBA campus for games, practices and housing.”
“Our priority continues to be the health and safety of all involved, and we are working with public health experts and government officials on a comprehensive set of guidelines to ensure that appropriate medical protocols and protections are in place,” he added, according to USA Today.
The NBA did not immediately respond to PEOPLE’s request for comment. A Disney spokesperson told PEOPLE that the company is engaged in conversations with the NBA about completing the season at the ESPN Wide World of Sports. Source: people.com