Mark Cuban: NBA could resume by early summer
Dallas Mavericks owner and billionaire investor Mark Cuban discusses how coronavirus is impacting sports, politics and the economy.
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Dallas Mavericks owner Mark Cuban said he is hopeful that the NBA can resume playing on TV without fans by May but is betting it could happen even earlier. The league suspended the season indefinitely after Utah Jazz player Rudy Gobert tested positive for coronavirus.
“America needs sports right now, we need something to cheer for. We need something to get excited about. We need a team to root for and I think the NBA can fill that need.” the billionaire told FOX Business’ Neil Cavuto on Wednesday.
ARE NBA PLAYERS PAID DURING CORONAVIRUS SEASON SUSPENSION?
At least 10 active NBA players have tested positive for coronavirus, which has become a hotspot for the outbreak amongst professional sports leagues.
Last week, the league sent a memo to teams directing them to close their training and practice facilities to all players and staff in addition to recommending players “take aggressive measures to avoid contact with others and remain home as much as possible, leaving only for essential activities."