At least one player protest is being planned for the NBA restart's opening night, but the commissioner won't say how he'll respond.
The Utah Jazz were squarely in the spotlight when the NBA season was suspended March 11. The New Orleans Pelicans were making a push to play on a bigger stage. Back on March 11, when Jazz center Rudy Gobert tested positive for COVID-19, the NBA canceled his team's game in Oklahoma City that night.
LAKE BUENA VISTA, Fla. (AP) -- Games were canceled. Practice facilities were shuttered. A season ended unceremoniously for eight teams. The draft process was delayed, as was free agency. Some players tested positive for the coronavirus. Many more took to the streets and used their voices to demand justice and equality as racism and police brutality sparked a nationwide conversation.