Wednesday, June 3, 2020
The NBA has a framework for when it wants to restart and end the current season. ESPN reports the league is proposing to resume games July 31st with 22 teams in Orlando, Florida. A potential NBA Finals Game Seven would be October 12th. The board of governors is set to vote tomorrow.
The NBA is remembering former Washington Bullets star Wes Unseld. His family announced his death Tuesday at age 74. Unseld was Finals MVP in 1978 when the Bullets won their only title be beating the SuperSonics in seven games. The Hall of Fame player later became the team’s head coach.
Sacramento Kings play-by-play voice Grant Napear is out of a job. He has resigned after a Twitter exchange with former Kings star DeMarcus Cousins. When asked his thoughts on Black Lives Matter, Napear posted “All Lives Matter” in all caps. Napear had been with the Kings since 1988.
Training camp restrictions are in place for NFL teams. Multiple reports say commissioner Roger Goodell sent a memo to all 32 clubs saying training camps this summer must be at their main practice facility because of the coronavirus pandemic. Teams will also not be allowed any joint practices.
Marshall University says two football players and an employee tested positive for COVID-19 last weekend. All three are asymptomatic and none was around those who took part in voluntary workouts that have restarted on campus. The school has provided masks for all of its players.