Bored without NBA basketball in your life? Us too.
It's been one week since Utah Jazz center Rudy Gobert tested positive for coronavirus and the NBA responded by immediately suspending its season. Unfortunately, we'll have to go through many more of these empty weeks before we can kick back and watch another NBA game on television.
However, commissioner Adam Silver may have a way to entertain fans who have been starved of basketball action. He discussed his idea in an interview Wednesday with ESPN's Rachel Nichols.
"One of the things we've been talking about," Silver said to Nichols, "are there conditions, which a group of players could compete?
"Whether it's for a giant fundraiser or for the collective good of the people, that you take a subset of players, and is there a protocol in which they can be tested and quarantined, or isolated, in some way, and they can compete against each other. People are stuck at home and I think they need a diversion, they need to be entertained."
At this point, fans are looking for anything to keep them entertained. As long as players aren't at risk for infection, this sounds like an excellent out-of-the-box idea from Silver and the NBA.
And who knows? The rest of the sports world followed when the NBA decided to suspend its season. Maybe it will follow the NBA again by considering innovative ideas to like this one to keep their fans engaged during these trying times.