The NBA sent a memo to its teams on Friday telling them to prepare for games without fans in attendance.
This is due to the coronavirus in the US.
As of Friday night — 335 people have tested positive for coronavirus in the US.
17 people have died.
BREAKING: The NBA has told teams that there’s a chance games in the future may be played without any fans in attendance due to the coronavirus.
— Legion Hoops (@LegionHoops) March 7, 2020
And the league is also telling players to fist bump and not high five and avoid taking items like pens, balls and jerseys to autograph.
Reporting with @ZachLowe_NBA: In memo to teams on coronavirus, NBA suggests players choose fist-bumps over high-fives and avoid taking items such as pens, balls and jerseys to autograph. Teams also concerned about corona impact on pre-draft process. Story: https://t.co/dKZyDMZdVy
— Adrian Wojnarowski (@wojespn) March 2, 2020
LeBron James ‘I ain’t playing‘ without an audience.
LeBron James on possibility of NBA playing games behind closed doors because of coronavirus. LeBron: “I ain’t playing” if there are no fans pic.twitter.com/kpHg6bsFYO
— Mark Medina (@MarkG_Medina) March 7, 2020