The NBA has entered into exploratory conversations with the Walt Disney Company about restarting the remainder of its season at Disney’s ESPN Wide World of Sports Complex in Orlando, Florida, in late July, NBA spokesperson Mike Bass said Saturday. “The NBA, in conjunction with the National Basketball Players Association, is engaged in exploratory conversations with The Walt Disney Company about restarting the 2019-20 NBA season in late July at Disney’s ESPN Wide World of Sports Complex in Florida as a single site for an NBA campus for games, practices and housing, Bass said. “Our priority continues to be the health and safety of all involved, and we are working with public health experts and government officials on a comprehensive set of guidelines to ensure that appropriate medical protocols and protections are in place.”
Naismith Hall of Famer and TNT studio analyst Charles Barkley maintains he would have done an excellent job if given a chance to run the Orlando Magic’s front office when the opportunity apparently arose in 2017. “I was very disappointed I didn’t get the job (three) years ago,” Barkley said in an episode of “The Lowe Post” podcast released Tuesday. “They were great to me to a certain degree, but I thought I should have got the job, to be honest with you,” the 57-year-old added. “They went a different direction. I think I’d be great at the job because I’m smart enough to hire people who know what they’re doing.”
“It’s extremely heartbreaking and that’s what events like this are all about — firefighters have a job, the police have a job and I feel like the church has a job, too,” Isaac told reporters. “So many churches around the country and globe have done a great job of helping people out and that’s what we’re trying to do now. Everybody is affected, so I think it shows us the perspective of how short and critical life is and it shows us how [life] can be here today and gone tomorrow. So our ability to band together, show faith and love are important, and we can’t be too afraid to step outside and help somebody else.”
It remains unclear whether Isaac will be able to play when the NBA resumes following the coronavirus shutdown, but the forward said he is making progress. He ran on an Alter-G, which reduces weight and pressure on legs while running on a treadmill, and has done squats with increased weight recently without experiencing any knee swelling.
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