As covid-19 cases in the United States continue to rise exponentially, many are calling for a total shutdown of non-essential operations, including professional sports. The NBA has already reported a number of cases within their ranks, across several teams in both the Eastern and Western Conferences. But despite the growing evidence of another major wave, the NBA has no plans to shut down operations.

In a televised interview with Malika Andrews on Tuesday, NBA commissioner Adam Silver said the will carry on with regularly scheduled games, even in the face of a significant covid-19 surge among players and staff.

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Really? NBA Has Zero Plans To Shut Down Despite Virus!

Really? NBA Has Zero Plans To Shut Down Despite Virus!

"We have of course looked at all the options, but frankly we are having trouble coming up with what the logic would be behind pausing right now," said Silver. The league has been quick to postpone games whenever necessary, including seven this past week alone.

"As we look through these cases literally ripping through the country, let alone the rest of the world, I think we're finding ourselves where we sort of knew we were going to get to over the past several months, and that is this virus will not be eradicated, and we're going to have to learn to live with it. I think that's what we're experiencing in the league right now."

Silver went on to confirm that 90% of cases within the league are from the Omicron variant, and all the necessary precautions are being taken:

"...we're around 97% vaccinated, but we're up to about 65% of our players have been boosted and we're in active discussions with the players' association to get that number even higher," said Silver.

Unless a federal mandate comes down the pipe, it looks like the show will go on for NBA fans. Let's hope that it can carry on uninterrupted from here on in!

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