NBA Mulls Whether To Ban Fans From Games During Coronavirus Concerns

CHARLOTTE, N.C. – Professional sports leagues have temporarily limited locker room access to players and essential staff for fear of the spreading coronavirus. And there is also a phone conference set for Wednesday to determine next steps. We know that one of the ideas being tossed around, is not allowing fans in arenas during games. But some players are not happy about that idea.

Lebron James was asked his thoughts on the situation. He says, “Nah, that’s impossible. I ain’t playing. If ain’t got the fans in the crowd. That’s who I play for. I play for the fans and my teammates. I play for the fans, that’s what it’s all about. If I show up to an arena and ain’t no fans in there, I ain’t playin’. So they can do what they want to do.”

The fans backed Bron-Bron saying:
“Who cares about health and safety. Ball is life. Let me into the arena.”
“I hope they don’t have commentators. Just straight floor audio. All we’ll hear is shoe squeaks and audio.”
“A game being played with no fans in attendance will be the dumbest thing ever.”

So our question of the night: should NBA games be played without a crowd?

This episode’s panel features:

WCCB TV’s Morgan Fogarty
Fox Sports Charlotte radio host and comedian QCB
Matt Harris from The Matt and Ramona show on 107.9 The Link
WCCB News @ Ten anchor Drew Bollea