As the number of coronavirus cases in the United States continues to soar with each passing day, there's been some chatter as to whether or not suspended seasons of professional sport leagues would ever resume play.
The NBA has been mentioned in this discussion as the hiatus interferes with the league's offseason and start of next season, which begins in October.
Well, per ESPN insider Ramona Shelbourne, players and owners want to save the current season "no matter what," even if that means playing into August and September.
This obviously doesn't confirm anything, but it should remedy the fears of fans who were growing anxious in regards to whether or not the 2019-2020 season would see a champion crowned.
There's no telling if COVID-19 will peter out within the next few months, but it appears that players and owners are willing to wait this thing out as long as possible.
A clarification from commissioner Adam Silver would go a long way in confirming how feasible this plan is. Considering how revealing and personable Silver has been during this process, we presume that will come fairly soon, so stay tuned for updates.