Basketball Sa Disneyland? Disney World emerges as most likely venue for NBA return
The NBA might bring the fun in Disney World as soon as they return.
According to Shams Charania of The Athletics, the Disney World in Orlando is the clear-cut preferable hosting site for NBA, should they plan to resume the league anytime soon.
The NBA has Orlando/Disney World as a clear frontrunner for return-to-play site for resuming 2019-20 season, sources tell me and @sam_amick. Orlando has gained significant seriousness among other cites such as Las Vegas.
— Shams Charania (@ShamsCharania) May 20, 2020
According to reports, the league has been targeting Orlando since Disney World also erected this NBA-themed attraction:
“As for Orlando, its candidacy has everything to do with the synergy between the NBA and Disney, which owns the league’s main media partner, ESPN. As Keith Smith of Yahoo! Sports laid out so well in mid-April, Disney World has the hotel space and basketball-ready venues necessary to get this job done. The fact that it’s private property could make it easier to control the outside element, which is a major bonus when it comes to limiting interactions between NBA personnel and the public.”
Still, the NBA is still weighing their options on resuming the season, considering the safety of the players and workers will be monitored from time to time this COVID-19 pandemic.