The sports world has been hit hard by coronavirus. The stadiums are shut, tumbleweeds gust through our arenas, and we have no live games on our TV's.
NBA stars have even taken to social media to encourage kids stuck at home to practice new skills.
It's an unpredictable time, to say the least. But the NBA hopes to fill this new void in our lives by coming up with the best solution.
Keep scrolling to find out more...
Sports are canceled.
NBA and WNBA stars have taken to social media during this frustrating time.
🏀 @jarenjacksonjr of the @memgrizz tips off #JrNBAatHome, an interactive series that includes daily posts on Jr. NB… https://t.co/DP1jSqRH0K— Jr. NBA (@Jr. NBA)1584724930.0
Schools and gyms are closed.
Get warm and loose‼️ Stay healthy and active with the Quick Feet Drill led by @Devonte4Graham from the @hornets 🐝… https://t.co/75GO6zUqVG— Jr. NBA (@Jr. NBA)1585231201.0
Devonte Graham of the Charlotte Hornets and the Seattle Storm’s Jewell Loyd has got involved.
Stay low! Eyes up! Can you do the Cross, Between, and Behind Drill⁉️ Try to keep up with @_BonnBonn from the… https://t.co/SAErvGoiH2— Jr. NBA (@Jr. NBA)1585325059.0
The players want to see you in action.
Love to see the @SacramentoKings taking part in #JrNBAatHome! https://t.co/tntYuq1hzG— Jr. NBA (@Jr. NBA)1585607404.0
All sports networks are struggling.
ESPN out here struggling to come up with content https://t.co/6AgKWiug4o— Kaitlin Murray (@Kaitlin Murray)1585544944.0
Things are getting pretty dire.
Do you think ESPN should release the Michael Jordan doc, “The Last Dance”? https://t.co/0v2qpmLdes— Swish Cultures (@Swish Cultures)1585258291.0
They have even started reporting on things outside the realm of sports.
I know we’re all struggling without sports which means you’re struggling for content but wtf is this @espn… https://t.co/RiW9P0LqMk— David Lawrence (@David Lawrence)1585508460.0
Until now the NBA had suspended play, but this could change.
NBA is planning a players-only NBA 2K tournament with aim of launching Friday; ESPN will broadcast, per… https://t.co/5lYYnREgiK— Bleacher Report (@Bleacher Report)1585616052.0
It will in theory be made up of the best gamers in the league.
via: TwitterThis is obviously due to the coronavirus outbreak that has halted basketball and all other forms of sport for the foreseeable future.
The virtual games will be broadcast by ESPN.
Which players should be included an epic virtual NBA horse tournament? 📝: @GarthMJohnson1 https://t.co/y0FEa9I2SO https://t.co/1QDoNnvBNN— The Step Back (@The Step Back)1584984898.0
It hopes to get some big-name players to take part.
Donovan with Donovan ✅ https://t.co/fAYoKpL5z7— NBA 2K (@NBA 2K)1585257948.0
This was originally supposed to be the opening weekend of the basketball season.
I miss sports 🏀⚾️🏈😪, it was supposed to be opening weekend for baseball and nba games— Young Jedi (@Young Jedi)1585406224.0
Fans of all sports are hoping for better contingency plans going forward.
Ok.....bright side of all this from a sports fan..... This has the potential to be the greatest, densest sports sum… https://t.co/qa4W7kn4Lp— Brad Williams (@Brad Williams)1585280181.0
This puts all future games in jeopardy.
The date is April 12th, 2020. One month from today. We’ve just finished up the opening weekend of MLB games. Tige… https://t.co/XrUCoOUmcR— Talkin’ Jake (@Talkin’ Jake)1584066093.0
But they have yet to finalize tournament details.
Incredible. https://t.co/RSCYUp1pBm— Howard Beck (@Howard Beck)1585626350.0