The coronavirus pandemic has turned the world upside down.
The impact has been devastating so far.
But Warriors general manager Bob Myers struck an optimistic tone Wednesday morning when talking to Abe Madkour of the Sports Business Journal:
"This is the first quarter of a tough game and we're down. But we can come back and we will. I don't think anything's decided -- like I said in my game analogy -- in the first quarter of a game.
"It feels daunting. It feels difficult. But this country is tremendous, and human beings are. I have great faith in what we can do medically and scientifically. And our perseverance.
"And so I think we'll be back and the leagues will be back. There's a thirst for what sports does around the world and we need it. It's a huge part of our fabric. In every culture through time, and I think it will always be there.
"Sports -- it's something that brings us together, it's something that excites us, it tests us, it challenges us. Whether you're on my daughters playing on their first-grade team or a professional athlete -- there's something to sports that is magical.
"And I think we're in a moment now where we've had to pause it, but that doesn't mean it's gonna stop. So for the people listening -- I don't know that they need me to tell them -- it's gonna be fine. Doesn't mean it's gonna be fine tomorrow. But it's gonna be fine.
"And it when it is, we'll come out of it stronger, we'll come out of it better and much more knowledgeable."
The #COVID19 pandemic has landed a glancing blow on the #sportsbiz and the world around us, but @warriors' Bob Myers reminds us better days are coming.— Sports Business Journal (@sbjsbd) April 8, 2020
"This is the first quarter of a tough game, and we're down ... But we can come back, and we will." #SBJWC pic.twitter.com/dsICMJ34ta
If you're having a rough day, hopefully, this cheers you up.
Thank you Mr. 2015 and 2017 NBA Executive of the Year for the uplifting words.