Should the NBA play in fan-less arenas? | The Tylt
Should the NBA play in fan-less arenas?
This isn't some game. There are people's lives on the line.
Being in an enclosed space when an airborne virus is on the loose is not only a bad idea, it's also irresponsible. People at the game may not die, but they will bring the virus home and expose that to other people who may succumb to the illness as thousands have around the world. Anything measure to stop the spread of an already out-of-control pandemic should be taken. It's not like fans won't get their NBA fix. They can watch it on TV.
NBA arenas need to be fan-less for a while.
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NBA players and fans share a symbiotic relationship: players entertain fans and fans adore players. One cannot live without the other in an NBA arena.
The coronavirus is scary, yes, but having NBA games without the fans would be a disservice to the fans who love these teams and players. The league's athletes need the fans' energy to feed off of and provide a good show. Without it, they would be shells of themselves.
The NBA needs to have faith people will be as sanitary and considerate as possible. Banning fans from arenas should not be an option.