With the Coronavirus running amuck, causing several events to cancel, it seems as though the NBA is contemplating being the next institution to close its doors to fans.
It is being reported that the National Basketball Association is considering looking to ban fans from attending live games due to growing Coronavirus concerns and it’s impact on social events.
Countries like Asia and Europe have already started prohibiting fans from attending live events and now the United States seems to be pressured into following suit with the most notable cancelation of SXSW. When asked what his opinion was regarding the possibility of playing without fans in attendance, LeBron James stated:
We play games without the fans? Nah, that’s impossible. I ain’t playing, if I ain’t got the fans in the crowd, that’s who I play for.