Sports and audiovisual organizations try to lose as little money as possible in this
, and its televisions, were not going to be less.
That's why league commissioner
Adam Silver is
working hard to get the American basketball course
started over the Christmas break
The traditional 'big week' of competition in its regular league, with
matches on Christmas Eve, the 25th, on New Year's Eve and on New Years
They are the
most striking matches
of the (sometimes) heavy Regular Season and the ones that accumulate the most people in front of the television.
Last year, for example, we had several
duels between the best teams
: Raptors-Celtics, Bucks-Sixers, Warriors-Rockets or Lakers-Clippers.
Hence the interest in
accelerating as much as possible
and getting the season started that week.
In a videoconference between the NBA and the franchise owners, the league presented a
between 70 and 72 games
, ten fewer than the traditional 82 to try to finish before the start of the Tokyo 2021 Olympic Games, according to reported ESPN.
Now it will be time to talk with the players and their association (NBPA), concerned about the
danger that the dispute of matches brings outside the successful
and determined not to risk their health traveling from coast to coast of the United States every week.
shoots that appeared in the first weeks of the NFL season
is one of the examples that they put on the table.
They don't want risks.
, and with the need to establish a new salary limit this season accepting a significant
cut due to the Covid-19 crisis
, players and organization need more than ever the income from television.
And there, Christmas is vital.
According to The Athletic, the start date the NBA works with is December
"This would be as close to the normal NBA schedule as possible, with significant financial benefits and the luck to finish before the start of the Games, opening a window for the stars of the league to travel to Tokyo."
said in early October that he believed "
" that next season was interrupted for players to
compete in the Games, scheduled from July 31 to the August 8, 2021, so it makes sense for everyone, Priori and always depending on the evolution of the infections, it is to start the NBA before and not make the two competitions coincide.
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