Basketball: NBA confirms talks to restart season at Disney site

NBA confirms talks with Disney about finishing season at ESPN Wide World of Sports in July

NBA confirms talks with Disney about finishing season at ESPN Wide World of Sports in July

Wide World of Sports features three arenas and dozens of courts that the National Basketball Association could put to use.

The NBA is in talks with Disney to restart the 2019-20 season in late July at the ESPN Wide World of Sports Complex in Orlando, Florida, according to NBA spokesperson Mike Bass.

The ESPN Wide World of Sports Complex is a 255-acre campus that includes multiple arenas that could host games simultaneously. NBA World Championship in recent years. Disney is one of the NBA's biggest TV partners with the NBA Finals broadcast on ABC. The ESPN complex is located within The Walt Disney World Resort in Orlando. The entire Disney complex is roughly 40 square miles, with almost 24,000 hotel rooms owned or operated by Disney within the campus.

The regular season was halted abruptly after Utah Jazz player Rudy Gobert tested positive.

That won't be decided at the Staples Center, however, as the league will nearly certainly return to play at a singular location.

There are still several questions remaining regarding format and testing on the playing. The league has asked team general managers for additional input on those matters. Milwaukee Bucks now lead the Eastern Conference and Los Angeles Lakers are top of the Western Conference. Disney owns ESPN. That's where they make their money.

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Florida has been much more relaxed than any other state when it comes to lifting restrictions and also having sports return.

"Places are opening up".

Gov. Ron DeSantis has made it clear that sports are welcome in Florida, noting earlier this month: "If you have a team in an area where they just won't let them operate, we'll find a place for you here in the state of Florida".

There are still plenty of issues to resolve before the season can restart including whether or not they will play the rest of the regular season or go straight into the playoffs.

Bass essentially confirmed the league is taking the first step toward the resumption of play amid the coronavirus pandemic.

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