The leader of the Brooklyn Nets, Kyrie Irving, would apparently not to participate in the plan to the NBA to restart the season with a format of 22 teams in Orlando, Florida, and even went so far as to suggest that the players should form their own league.
According to Stefan Bondy the New York Daily NewsIrving has stated that the Net should skip the restarting of the NBA to Disney World during a conversation with a group of his teammates. He has also proposed the idea that league players create their own league.
The report of Bondy comes after Adrian Wojnarowski and Malika Andrews ESPN reported that Irving and the guardian of the Los Angeles Lakers-Avery Bradley helped to organize a coalition of players with the aim of giving a voice to anyone who is reluctant to express its concerns regarding the plan to restart the league.
Irving is among those who fear that the restart of the basketball will not divert the national attention from the systemic racism and police brutality. In addition, there is also the fact that the pandemic COVID-19 is still a serious concern in this country and the players are likely to be away from their families for long periods of time and are at risk of injury with a training camp shortened.
Wojnarowski and Andrews have noted that Irving and Bradley had helped organize the calls of the players on Friday and Monday to discuss these issues.
The keeper of the Portland Trail Blazers, Damian Lillard, has joined Mike Greenberg of ESPN in the framework of the network The return of the sport Monday special, and declared that Irving has raised a number of quality points (approximately 1:50 in the video):
As the shared Shams Charania of the Athletic and Stadium, the NBA has said its teams ” a central goal of our restart of the season will be to use the platform of the NBA to attract attention, and sustained effort on the problems of social injustice “:
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The NBA has informed all 30 teams this resumption of season 2019-2020: “A central goal of our restart of the season will be to use the platform of the NBA to attract attention, and sustained effort on the problems of social injustice …” https: // t. co / qfrRms88Hi
For the moment, the plan is to restart the season on July 30, with the 22 invited teams playing eight regular season games before a tournament potential for the head of series n ° 8 and a traditional format of 16 teams in the playoffs with best-of -seven series.
Tuesday, Charania the reported players will have amenities such as lounges, swimming pools, barbers, service, VIP concierge 24h / 24, movies, newspapers and games on the lawn during their stay on the Orlando campus.