Colin Cowherd: “Are you sources optimistic or pessimistic?” [about the NBA season continuing]
Chris Broussard: “Initially, guys were very optimistic when they announced a couple weeks ago that the season was suspended for 30 days, but then when they shut down the facilities guys got really doubtful and pessimistic about whether or not they were really going to play this season. What’s driving everyone, to the players, to the executives, and to the league office is the loss of revenue. They are going to do everything they can do to play this season in some way, shape, or form, because if they don’t play the season they stand to lose -- according to a report -- one billion dollars plus. So they all want to play, even if it means playing into September.” (Full Interview Above)
Listen to NBA insider and Fox Sports Radio studio host Chris Broussard discuss the league’s awkward coronavirus juxtaposition, as the league grapples with worst-case scenarios of having to cancel the season.
Broussard tells Colin Cowherd that the league could be on the hook for revenue losses of upwards of $1 billion if the season is called off, and would try everything in their power not to abandon the season, including empty arena postseason games and the NBA Finals even stretching all the way to September.
A unprecedented schedule change considering the NBA season always begins just a month later in October.
Check out the segment above as the sports world continues to be handcuffed by a destructive COVID-19 that has put all sports on the back burner to our personal safety.