Some NBA facilities reportedly will begin to reopen Friday

first_img Photos: Lakers defeat Trail Blazers in Game 4 of first-round playoff series On Mamba Night, the Lakers make short work of Blazers to take 3-1 series lead Chris Paul, Russell Westbrook and other NBA stars pay tribute to Kobe Bryant The NBA suspended its season March 11 and ordered teams to close their facilities eight days later, citing advice from health experts regarding how to promote individual and public health while minimizing the spread of the virus.The NBA’s reported decision to re-open facilities is not an indication of a timetable for a resumption of the season, according to ESPN’s Adrian Wojnarowski.NBA Commissioner Adam Silver has said several times since the league’s hiatus began that there won’t be a decision about when or if to resume play until sometime in May — at the earliest.Because many players have left the markets where their teams play during the shutdown, it was expected that organizations with open facilities could let opposing players living locally use their gym on a limited basis, according to ESPN. Teams reportedly will remain prohibited from holding group workout or organization team activities. For Lakers’ LeBron James, Jacob Blake’s shooting is bigger issue than a big Game 4 victory center_img Officials on Saturday reported that L.A. County’s death toll doubled in a week to 895. With 607 newly identified cases of COVID-19 in the past day, the total tally in the county stands at 19,107 since the public health crisis began.Related Articles As some states and municipalities begin loosening restrictions on personal movement, NBA players reportedly also will be allowed to return to their team training facilities for voluntary, individual workouts as soon as Friday — if their local governments do not have a stay-at-home order prohibiting such movement still, ESPN reported Saturday.In Los Angeles County, the “safer at home” health order established to help slow the spread of the disease caused by the coronavirus is set to remain in place through May 15.In such markets with such stay-at-home-orders remaining in place, the NBA reportedly is telling teams that it will work with them to help find alternative arrangements for their players in an effort to allow them to train in a professional, safe environment.“This is very tricky,”  Lakers forward Jared Dudley tweeted. “If this stay home order goes to June and some teams have a month access over others at their practice facility …” He added an anguished face emoji and a facepalm emoji to finish his point. Video: What LeBron James said about Jacob Blake … ‘Black people in America are scared’ Newsroom GuidelinesNews TipsContact UsReport an Errorlast_img

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