In the United States, the group MGM has proposed to the NBA to organize the play-offs in quarantine at its hotel-casinos of Las Vegas (Nevada).The MGM Grand Hotel & Casino on the Las Vegas Strip in the United States, April 2, 2020. (ETHAN MILLER / GETTY IMAGES NORTH AMERICA)
On the one hand, championats to the judgment ; of the other hotels hard empty. Where this proposal amazing part of a hotel group : create a “bubble” in Las Vegas to allow the NBA to finish the season.
According to the New York Times, MGM Resorts Internationala proposed to the NBA to host in its facilities in Las Vegas the players, their families and staff teams. All would be hosted in a wide perimeter which would be booked and would not have contact with the other customers. MGM, owner of 13 hotels and casinos in Las Vegas, could put out 24 basketball at the disposal of the league of professional basketball in u.s., according to the terms of the proposal that the New York Times has been able to consult.
The NBA had suspended its season until further notice in mid-march, after the French player Rudy Gobert, of the franchise for the Utah Jazz, has been tested positive for the Covid-19. The regular season was to end on 15 April and the playoffs, the finals to determine the champion of the season, have not been able to start.
Of the playoffs behind closed doors, it is worst of all !Jacques Monclar, a commentator on beIN Sportsà franceinfo
But in Las Vegas, all meetings of the end of this championship, competing behind closed doors, in a hushed atmosphere, rather incongruously, in a city as noisy as Las Vegas. This would lose a lot of flavor to these finals, believes the former international Jacques Monclar, who commented on the NBA for the chain beIN Sports : “I do not know if it corresponds exactly to the history of this league. Players need to the public, and vice versa. The tvs also need to images, but when we remove the environment that it can sometimes be very hard.”
On the same model as the one in Las Vegas, another project is to study in the hotels of Disney World in Orlando, Florida.