Some NBA teams are reportedly pushing the league to select a second site for games as fears rise over the ability to resume the season even within a "bubble" at Walt Disney World in Orlando, Florida.
As The Athletic reported, the eight teams not playing in Orlando are "pushing hard" for the NBA to select another site for games to take place. This comes amid growing concerns over whether the league can safely hold games and prevent outbreaks at the same time.
The state of Florida has seen some of the sharpest infection increases in the nation, with close to 10,000 new coronavirus cases being reported on Saturday. That has led the state to roll back some of the openings that had already taken place, including banning alcohol consumption at bars. This has resulted in uncertainty about the restart of the NBA season, which has been on hiatus since March and is set to resume with a truncated regular season at the end of July.
There have been growing fears over the NBA's ability to conduct a season in a state that is seeing a sharp rise in coronavirus cases, especially after a number of players have already tested positive for COVID-19 in the last week. This week, the league addressed those fears, with commissioner Adam Silver saying that if there were to be a significant outbreak during the season, it could lead to another play stoppage.