The NBA picked an interesting place to restart because of the time of year as well. Hurricane season is fast approaching. Florida is in the line of fire and vulnerable to natural disaster. What could be more 2020 than a hurricane blasting through Disney World?
Even if the chances of one appearing and doing major damage appear slim, the NBA is operating on a tight schedule. They don’t have the time to reschedule games. All that they can do is hope nothing like this will happen.
The NBA is desperate for the league to maximize the opportunity they have. With limited live sports available, basketball will definitely soar in the ratings. As the second-most popular sport in the country behind football, this is a chance to close the gap.
With that comes more pressure. First of all, can they put on the kind of production that draws a new and expanded audience with no fans? While it might not derail the restart, they know they need to take full advantage of the situation they’re in.
We’ve alluded to this already, but it is definitely the number one concern. Florida is currently the epicenter of the current health crisis in the United States. Is it even possible to keep the sickness out of Disney World? So many people are there, it’s like a petri dish.
Only time will tell if everybody stays safe or not, because details about the crisis are so hazy. Don’t forget there are people bringing food and other necessities into this zone so the risk will only increase as the numbers in the area rise. This is what could burst the bubble.