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The NBA reports no new coronavirus cases for another week

Something is going right in Orlando.

Philadelphia 76ers v Washington Wizards
Ish Smith and the Washington Wizards have been safe in the NBA’s bubble in Orlando, Florida.
Photo by Ashley Landis-Pool/Getty Images

On Wednesday, the NBA announced that no players tested positive for the coronavirus. The last announcement was on July 29.

Unlike Major League Baseball, where teams are playing in home markets (except the Toronto Blue Jays due to a mutual travel ban between the US and Canada), where two teams suffered major COVID outbreaks, the NBA’s bubble has allowed games to go on without any interruptions. It also gives hope that the 2020-21 season could go on even as the world braces for a massive coronavirus wave along with the flu and common cold.

And yet, the National Football League and college football plan on starting their seasons on time in home markets. And furthermore, most NFL teams still plan on having games with fans.

Call me a skeptic but I don’t think the NFL’s plan will go well.

Here’s to hoping that the NBA’s bubble remains COVID-19 free for the rest of the season.