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Lots of NBA Players Just Tested Positive for Coronavirus

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NBA Players Will Be Given a Ring That Can Predict Coronavirus Symptoms Days in Advance

NBA players will be given a “smart ring” that has the capability of predicting symptoms of COVID-19 up to three days in advance.

The NBA will resume the 2019-20 season on July 30 with all teams playing at Disney World in Orlando, Fla.

The National Basketball Players Association sent out a memo to all players this week and an Oura ring was offeered to each player. The “ring will track the health of the player and give early warning signs if a player is in danger of contracting the coronavirus,” according to CBS Sports.

It will not be required for players to wear the ring, but it definitely seems like a smart idea. Some of the things that the ring tracks are “temperature, respiratory rate, heart rate, and sleeping patterns.”

Teams will only have access to the ring’s data for their players if the players are in danger of contracting COVID-19.

The NBA Is Returning After Coronavirus Shutdown

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Disney Confirms Talks to Resume NBA Season at Disney World

The NBA might be able to resume its season in July and all games might be played at Disney World.

The Walt Disney Company has confirmed that it is in talks with the NBA to continue the season at the ESPN Wide World of Sports Complex at Walt Disney World Resort in Orlando, Florida.

The NBA season was suspended on March 11 due to the coronavirus pandemic and it’s unknown how the league will proceed with the rest of the season. Some are speculating that the season will pick up where it left off while others think they might go straight to playoffs.

“The Walt Disney Company has a great, long-standing relationship with the NBA. We are engaged in conversations with them about completing the 2019-2020 season at the ESPN Wide World of Sports at Walt Disney World Resort,” a Disney spokesperson told ABC News.

“Our priority continues to be the health and safety of all involved, and we are working with public health experts and government officials on a comprehensive set of guidelines to ensure that appropriate medical protocols and protections are in place,” said Mike Bass, a spokesman for the NBA.

The ESPN Wide World of Sports Complex has three arenas and hotel accommodations are available for players and staff.

The NBA Re-Opens Some Team Practice Facilities

The NBA is looking to reopen practice facilities for some teams, ESPN is reporting.

The report says that the league has plans to reopen some facilities starting on Friday, May 2 for locations where stay at home orders have been lifted and restrictions are easing.

ESPN says that these practices are not mandatory and “official” practices are not permitted.

Earlier in the month, ESPN reported that the NBA had been exploring a plan to restart the season as restrictions loosened up around the country and it’s called the “Back to Basketball” plan.

NBA Has A Plan in Place To Restart Season After Coronavirus Suspension

The NBA reportedly has a 25-day plan to restart the current playing season, which was suspended due to coronavirus.

ESPN’s Brian Windhorst shared that the league has a plan in place when the country starts to re-open after the coronavirus has been managed and eradicated.

The “Back-To-Basketball” plan consists of 11 days of individual workouts, then teams would then come together for a 14-day training camp.

“In talking to executives and trainers around the league, what they’re looking at is a 25-day return to basketball window,” Brian said on ESPN on Sunday. “An 11-day series of individual workouts. …and then hopefully, if the clearance comes that they can play five-on-five basketball, a 14-day training camp.”

He added, “So as you hope for the country to heal and the virus to get better, look for at least about a three-and-a-half to four-week return date before you’d ever get back to games.”

Watch the full video on the plan on ESPN here.

The NBA suspended the season in early March after there was an outbreak of the virus on the Utah Jazz team.

Retired NBA Star Jason Collins Tests Positive for Coronavirus & Explains His Experience

Jason Collins has coronavirus, and he is sharing his experience with the novel virus.

The 41-year-old retired NBA player spoke out in a series of tweets on Tuesday (March 24).

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“I tested positive for COVID19. I believe I got it while on a trip to NYC at the beginning of the month for the Brooklyn Nets Pride night game. I had my first symptoms on Wed Mar 11. Terrible headache. A few days later I had a fever and then the cough,” he wrote.

“On Saturday I went to the ER and got tested and spoke with some docs about the tightness in my chest. I’m home now resting but still experiencing some tightness and might go back to the hospital later today. On Saturday my lungs were clear, which obviously is good.”

“Please stay safe and continue to social distance. Thank you to every single health care worker out there that are our true heroes on the frontline. Please let’s try to flatten the curve & not overwhelm our health care system,” he went on to say.

Jason joins many celebrities who’ve come forward with their positive coronavirus diagnosis to raise awareness and encourage social distancing.

Check out his messages…

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