The NBA has postponed five games due to an influx of COVID-19 cases.
The Chicago Bulls, Cleveland Cavaliers, Orlando Magic, Philadelphia 76ers, and Brooklyn Nets have all dealt with roster-decimating COVID-19 cases in recent weeks.
Other teams – such as the Boston Celtics, New York Knicks, and Sacramento Kings – may need to postpone games if more COVID-19 cases arise.
The NBA has a full slate of games set for Christmas Day – but about half of the teams scheduled to play are reeling from Health & Safety Protocols.
There’s no doubt about it: it’s been a bad week for the NBA.
The League is caught in a precarious situation where they obviously want to ensure the health and safety of their players, but also want to keep the season in motion.
Sometime soon, those forces may come to head and Commissioner Adam Silver will be forced to make a decision.