Adam Silver Believes December Start For 2021 NBA Season Feels ‘A Bit Early’

Adam Silver revealed that having fans back in attendance next season is what the NBA is targeting.


Start soaking up all the basketball you can physically and mentally take in. Because once the NBA Playoffs in the Bubble are over who knows when it will return.

Because it looks like the league wants to wait until it can have spectators back in arenas before it starts the 2021 season.

The NBA was considering a start time around Dec. 1, but as league commissioner Adam Silver revealed to ESPN’s Rachel Nichols ahead of the 2020 Draft Lottery, there’s now some hesitation in that timeline.

“Dec. 1, now that we’re working through this season, is feeling a little bit early to me,” Silver on Thursday admitted. “Our number one goal is to get fans into our arenas.”

The hope is that by pushing back the start of next season, the NBA would wait out a potential second wave of the COVID-19 virus that has them in this situation in the first place.

“That’s what we’d be targeting,” Silver added.

This makes a lot of sense, as the league could put thousands of employees back to work who were laid off with the closing of arenas across the country.

Anything to get fans back in attendance, because basketball is just not the same without them.

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