Hall of fame member Charles Barkley does not support the idea of canceling the remainder of the 2019/20 season.
A similar initiative was put forward by Kyrie Irving on Friday. He was supported by some colleagues.
“I think it’s stupid to cancel the restart of the season. For two reasons. The first is that if basketball players do not play, they will fall out of sight and be forgotten about until the end of the year.
They will also lose billions of dollars that they could use in their communities to do the right thing. This is not good for anyone.
I don’t know what Kyrie and Dwight are talking about. But not playing would be a disastrous mistake, ” Barkley said.
Brian Windhorst: “the NBA is kind of telling players that they can use marijuana now»
ESPN columnist Brian Windhorst said how to understand the rules announced by the League for testing for doping in the final stage of the 2019/20 season.
The NBA and the players ‘ Union agreed to test players for stimulants after the restart in Orlando. There will be no testing for recreational drugs.
“In short, marijuana is no longer illegal in this segment. They will test players for stimulants. At the same time, the NBA seems to say to the players: “We understand that it will not be easy. This (marijuana-approx. Sports.ru) can become one of the protective mechanisms that you can choose, ” windhorst said.
The coach of the NBA Western conference team expects a lockout in the 2020/21 season
An unnamed coach of the NBA’s Western conference team expects the 2020/21 season to be in jeopardy due to the lockout.
“I think we are waiting for a revision of the collective agreement, there will be a lockout in the 2020/21 season. We will see something similar to what happens in baseball.
You will see the NBA changed a lot. In fact, we will not play, ” the anonymous coach said.
The MLB baseball League was unable to start the season due to financial differences between owners and players. They did not agree on how to work in the shortened season.
The NBA has agreed on a plan to restart the season, but a number of players do not want to participate.