As the worldwide coronavirus crisis continued to grow in size and scope Saturday, sports leagues tried to ramp up their plans on how to handle a virus that has infected over 106,000 and killed more than 3,500, including 17 in the U.S.
The NBA, NHL, Major League Baseball and Major League Soccer are considering the option of restricting access to locker rooms as a way to protect players from exposure. That memo did not say the league planned to hold events without spectators but acknowledged the possibility of such games.
I asked LeBron if he’d considered the possibility of playing games with no fans due to coronavirus. At first I confused him, then he said “I ain’t playing” if fans aren’t allowed pic.twitter.com/lwuvgIJYuj
— Tania Ganguli (@taniaganguli) March 7, 2020