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NBA reports no coronavirus cases since July 20 as season restart begins tomorrow


2019 NBA All-Star Weekend
Disney and the NBA have proven to be a winning team, even if the coronavirus is continuing to ravage Florida.
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I like being proven wrong, especially when I’ve been negative on certain things, like the coronavirus pandemic’s impact on sports. The NBA reiterated that once again, there were NO players with positive COVID-19 test results since July 20, the last time these results were announced.

That is good news for NBA fans, since we can have some peace of mind when rooting for our teams, namely the Washington Wizards during the seeding games. We don’t have to feel too guilty about following sports, something I’ve felt guilty about the last several weeks.

And should this continue for the rest of the season, NBA Commissioner Adam Silver deserves a lot of props. I’m not sure how feasible holding another bubble will be for the 2020-21 season. But if the NBA were to continue playing in the United States for at least the next year, bubbles will be a necessity.

After all, we’re already seeing what happens when a bubble doesn’t happen, like what we’ve seen with Major League Baseball. The National Football League will almost definitely be in the same boat as well.

The Wizards play the Phoenix Suns tomorrow, July 31 at 4 p.m. ET in their first game of the season restart.