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A January 2021 start to next NBA season? If so, would fans go to the Barclays Center?

NBA commissioner Adam Silver explains when 2021 season could begin, SNY reported 9/22/2020. It won't be Christmas, previously the "earliest" estimate. His "best guess," for now, is January, and with a full 82-game season, but who knows.

“And further, the goal would be to play games in home arenas in front of fans, but there’s still a lot that we need to learn in terms of rapid testing for example. Would that be a means of getting fans into our buildings, will there be other protections?” Silver told CNN's Bob Costas.

For now, of course, no large gatherings are possible in New York City, but the Barclays Center has been surveying fans to see what procedures would make them feel safe. Would it be possible to let in a smaller crowd, say 25% or 30% of capacity? Stay tuned.

From NetsDaily's summary:
One suggestion rumbling around the league is that NBA games could start again around Martin Luther King weekend in the middle of January. MLK Day next year is January 18. A restart around the time of Martin Luther King Day would mean the Nets wouldn’t play for five months. Teams like the Knicks who didn’t make the playoffs would have a 10 month hiatus, from March to January.

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