Report: Disney is NBA's latest destination in bid to restart season


The Celtics are going to Disney World? 

They could be, along with the rest of the NBA, as the league is considering Disney's Wide World of Sports complex outside Orlando as a site for resuming its season, according to Sham Charania of The Athletic.

A few weeks ago, the NBA had been considering Las Vegas as a possible destination for restarting its season. The Disney complex offers a lot of the same things - without the legal gambling - in a smaller campus-like setting, where players, coaches, broadcasters and staff can be quarantined. 

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Charania reports that Disney, the parent company of NBA broadcast partner ESPN, has offered its Wide World of Sports complex for use when it's deemed safe for players to return.

The idea was discussed on a conference call Wednesday with NBA Commissioner Adam Silver and the 30 NBA owners. Medical and testing issues were also discussed.

The 39-acre complex offers plenty of high-end hotel space and offers broadcast-ready facilities for practices and games, including two that can be configured to house six full-size basketball courts. Disney's suitability as a site was detailed by Yahoo Sports' Keith Smith earlier this month. 

The NBA this week pushed back its plan to reopen practice facilities to May 8 after initially targeting May 1. Massachusetts extended its stay-at-home order until May 18 so the Celtics' Red Auerbach Center practice facility in Brighton won't open until at least then.

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