The greatest take-away from the resumption of the games is no longer about basketball. Its meaning, its very significance has transcended the game itself. The NBA has demonstrated it is capable of becoming bigger than basketball. More than the entertainment value it provides, the Restart offers a venue to promote safety protocols amid this pandemic. It provides a vehicle to promote social reforms. It provides an inspiration to the world, that by standing together, we can overcome all adversities.
It’s “All systems go” as teams started to arrive for the NBA Season Restart in Orlando, Florida last July 7. Twenty two teams were given
The NBA’s bold decision to finish the season – amid the risks and uncertainties – is indeed refreshing. It is an act signifying a dogged determination – a defiance, if you will – to survive. Against an uncommon, invisible enemy, it is a statement of support for all of humanity. Despite the problems besetting us today, despite the deadly contagion and the social inequities and all, there will always be a new day ahead.
Under the backdrop of the COVID 19 health catastrophe, and the spate of racial violence that has hounded the United States recently, the NBA hopes to be able to help provide society with ways to diminish the impact of these issues. The games may not directly address the problems at hand, but suffice it to say that the return of the NBA is a calculated, yet timely approach that will help soothe the aches and pains caused by these difficult times.
The government is getting its act together. Admittedly, no country was prepared for this kind of attack. Each country tried to deal with it their own way. The Philippines, despite its constraints, was able to react relatively better.Let’s continue to help our government as it tackles this deadly pandemic.
The 2019-2020 NBA Season was supposed to usher in the start of a new era, of new alliances and new rivalries. Instead, it was marred by the unwelcome entry of a pandemic that is now threatening to make the season an unfinished one.