Scrimmages are in the books and the 2019-2020 NBA restart officially begins tomorrow.
While many were skeptical to restart the season amidst the coronavirus pandemic, the NBA ‘bubble' continues to prove that health and safety is at the forefront of the NBA's decision-making.
In the latest reports from Orlando, Florida, there have been zero positive cases of COVID-19.
"Of the 344 players tested for COVID-19 on the NBA campus since test results were last announced on July 20, zero have returned confirmed positive tests."
NBA and NBPA Announce COVID-19 Test Results pic.twitter.com/7qPHfL8fK2— NBPA (@TheNBPA) July 29, 2020
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With the success of the NBA bubble, one has to wonder if other professional leagues will follow - especially with NFL training camps beginning this week and with what's happening with in the MLB with the Florida Marlins organization.
According to Steve Adams, more Marlins players have tested positive which brings the number of total positive cases to an incredible 16 of the 33 players who traveled to Philadelphia for this past weekend's series (the 30 on the roster plus a three-man taxi squad). The Marlins have also had two staff members test positive.
The Marlins have postponed their weekend series against the Washington Nationals this upcoming weekend.
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