Growing Health Concerns Over NBA's Quick Turnaround

The NBA has announced the league will being it's 2020-21 season on December 22nd, roughly only two months after the Los Angeles Lakers were crowned champions in the Orlando, Florida bubble. 

According to Baxter Holmes of ESPN, multiple health officials from teams around the league have voiced their displeasure and concern to the NBA.

This offseason is shaping up to be the shortest in the history of sports and doesn't appear to be a fair situation for everyone involved. It also doesn't appear to be as safe as it possibly could, which is why the concern is multiplying. 

The health officials are concerned over the players that weren't in the bubble and the amount of positive tests that are going to come forward over the next few weeks, as team's prepare for the season. Another concern is injuries, to those who haven't been given the proper time to train for next season.

While the schedule has yet to be announced, look for a creative wrinkle or two to be included, such as a baseball type of series, where two teams play three games in one host city.

At this point, it's all still on the table, even though the start of the season begins in six weeks.

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