Although many players in the NBA have been confirmed to be infected with new Coronavirus, such as the Nets Durant, Jazz Highball and Celtic Schmatt, but the NBA still hopes to maintain the season and playoffs till the last minute.
New coronavirus spreads around the world, major sports events are basically suspended or postponed indefinitely. Of course, the NBA cannot stand alone. Since many players have been confirmed infected, causing therefore problems even in their regular season.
Due to the spread of the epidemic, which is still uncontrolled in European and United States, the NBA is facing a difficult decision to cut the season or even cancel the playoffs. The NBA Alliance announced four major measures: First, the new coronavirus page was launched on their official website to update the epidemic situation and introduce relevant epidemic prevention measures. Second, call on players, fans and the general public to show solidarity in social media via #NBATogether. Third, expand the care circle and, under the principle of reducing social contact, encourage fans to contact with each other in a virtual way to improve their physical and mental health, and at the same time let young fans strengthen basketball skills through digital teaching. Fourth, conduct live webcasts and invite NBA members to interact online with fans.
In order to avoid the cancellation of the season, the NBA is considering various plans to allow the playoffs to be held smoothly, the seven-game four-win system may be will change to a single elimination system to avoid a direct cancellation of the season. If the season is cancelled, it means that the NBA will face heavy losses.