LeBron James’ Thoughts On Coronavirus NBA Fan Ban

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.

Could The Coronavirus Cancel The 2020 Tokyo Olympics?

The Coronavirus pandemic continues to cause panic all over the world. This catastrophe has been the reason that many events have been canceled as well as businesses taking hits as they’ve seen their profits shrink. The Associated Press reports that one major name in the growing list of cancellations is the 2020 Tokyo Olympic games, according to a longtime member of the games’ governing body, the International Olympic Committee (IOC).

Former champion swimmer and senior IOC member Dick Pound states that the games could very well be canceled if the risk of holding the games in Japan is too great. “You just don’t postpone something on the size and scale of the Olympics,” Pound explained. “There’s so many moving parts, so many countries and different seasons. … You can’t just say, `We’ll do it in October.’”

Pound gave fans and athletes a little hope as he stated that the IOC will wait for judgement from the United Nations’ World Health Organization to make a decision, “As far as we all know, you’re going to be in Tokyo,” said Pound. “All indications are at this stage that it will be business as usual. So keep focused on your sport and be sure that the IOC is not going to send you into a pandemic situation.”