Prior to the Covid-19 pandemic, the NBA season 2019-2020 saw many other bad things happen. For the orange ball fans, this is probably the most unforgettable season in history.
The Covid-19 pandemic is still raging and sweeping, causing many sporting events across the five continents to be severely affected. The NBA is also struggling due to the Covid-19 pandemic after the case of Rudy Gobert.
As the largest basketball tournament on the planet, the NBA does not escape the storm. Cases of positive for the first new strain of Corona virus were discovered, two stars of Utah Jazz, Rudy Gobert and Donovan Mitchell.
According to the latest share of President Adam Silver in an interview with TNT’s Inside the NBA at 7:30 am on March 13 (Vietnam time), the tournament is likely to be delayed for 30 days. If after one month, the Covid-19 epidemic is still out of control, the NBA will consider continuing the suspension.
This disruption is likely to cost the tournament hundreds of millions of dollars. But that’s not the only factor that made fans comment that 2019-2020 is the most unforgettable season in NBA history.
On October 4, 2019, Houston Rockets expert president Daryl Morey posted a picture with a description of support for Hong Kong (China). In the following weeks, Chinese sponsors and partners, including television, severed ties with the Houston Rockets and NBA clubs. This not only caused Houston Rockets, but also the NBA suffered a lot, estimated to be tens of millions of dollars.
On January 1, 2020, when the whole world rejoiced to welcome the new year, the NBA welcomed the sad news again. Former association chairman, David Stern, died at age 77 of a brain haemorrhage. Over 30 years working for the NBA, Mr. Stern was the one who changed the entire history of the tournament.
It can be said that without this man, the NBA would not have been today. Under his reign, the NBA’s television revenue increased 40 times and the average salary of the players also increased from $ 250,000 to $ 5 million per year. Along with that, he founded WNBA in 1997 and has become the top basketball tournament for female players ever since.