Why Postponing the Olympic Games Could Help the NBA Complete the Season


From the moment the NBA suspended proceedings earlier this month because of the coronavirus pandemic, the future of the 2019-20 season has been subject to debate.

Some have argued the league should resume the season at the earliest opportunity, play the remaining regular-season games and the playoffs and push back the beginning of next season. Others consider the option unfeasible and have advocated for the NBA resuming without regular-season games and a shortened playoff format, which would ensure the next campaign can start approximately as planned. Then there are those who believe the fairest option would be to call the season off altogether in the face of such an unprecedented event.