The Milwaukee Bucks have already clinched a playoff spot. Typically, teams don’t clinch a playoff spot in February; however, the Bucks have secured a spot for the fourth straight year.
With over a month to go in the regular season; this was one of the earliest a team has clinched a spot in the last fifteen years. From the beginning of the year, this team has seemed like they’re on a mission.
Now, that the NBA season has been canceled; how will this impact the Bucks as well as other teams?
Marc Lasry, co-owner of the Milwaukee Bucks has said, “this will have a serious impact on many people throughout the world”. Giannis Antetokounmpo has pledged to donate $100,000 to the Fiserv Forum staff and the Bucks organization has pledged to match all Bucks player donations made to the arena workers.
At the same time, the coronavirus will have a domino effect. Not only does this virus impact the players, the owners; but also the concession workers, season ticket holders, taxi cabs and personnel.
When it’s game time, people come together to celebrate the sport. Be sure to visit our Sports Championships Unify Cities post to read about people coming together no matter what their differences are to celebrate their team.
With the regular season canceled; will the games resume? When things happen that impact the lives of people throughout the world; it brings others together.
No one knows how long this will last; however, Mark Cuban was interviewed and he thought this could go on for approximately 2 months. Also, Mark has said, “his team will pay the employees of the American Airlines Center the same as if games were still going on”.
Since a Utah Jazz player had the coronavirus; it’s unknown if anyone else has the disease.
In summary, it is important we all band together; and hope this doesn’t spread much more than it already has. Until people have more answers and this is able to be contained; we won’t see the ball bounce for a while in the NBA.