It’s now for real.
The NBA Board of Governors voted Thursday 29-1 to bring back their season with training camp beginning June 30 and the season re-opener July 31 with a 22-team format, the league announced.
“The Board’s approval of the restart format is a necessary step toward resuming the NBA season,” NBA commissioner Adam Silver said in a press release. “While the COVID-19 pandemic presents formidable challenges, we are hopeful of finishing the season in a safe and responsible manner based on strict protocols now being finalized with public health officials and medical experts. We also recognize that as we prepare to resume play, our society is reeling from recent tragedies of racial violence and injustice, and we will continue to work closely with our teams and players to use our collective resources and influence to address these issues in very real and concrete ways.”
The players union is expected to rubber stamp the decision.
“‘I’m ready to go,” Dallas owner Mark Cuban told The Post. “We have more work to do because safety will always be our primary focus, but its going to be fun to have the guys back on the court.”…