"I think there is a unique role that we can play in society, a place that sport often plays. We are part of our country's mentality, the world for that, and I realized that when we last aired on Wednesday night, it was a bigger decision than the NBA. " – Adam Silver, NBA commissioner
NBA Commissioner Adam Silver said this to Rachel Nichols, the host of ESPN's The Jump, on March 18, a week after announcing a halt to play due to safety concerns over the new coronavirus pandemic. floating. The same sentiment can be applied to the current social unrest that has been sweeping the nation in the past few months after the killings of George Floyd, Breonna Taylor and Ahmaud Arbery. The NBA is once again playing a leading role as the tournament prepares to continue playing in both the global epidemic and racial judgments taking place across the country and across the globe.
Through all this tension and uncertainty, Silver made decisions that take into account the well being of the player and the position of the NBA. In addition, Dr. Anthony Fauci, director of the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases since 1984, has gone so far as to give his own sign of approval for the "bubble" campus concept in Orlando, Florida. , where NBA games are scheduled to restart next week.
At the same time, NBA supported incremental calls from players to support the Black Lives Matter movement. Silver and the rest of the leader in the NBA have …
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