Walt Disney World in Orlando, Florida, is among the sites the NBA is considering to host the rest of its season, tweets Shams Charania of The Athletic. Sources tell Charania that it’s one of several areas being looked at if the league decides to hold all its games in a single location.
Disney provides several advantages for the league, points out Kevin O’Connor of The Ringer (via Twitter). The resort offers ample hotel space and multiple basketball courts that are already set up to handle live television and radio broadcasts. He notes that because Disney is a privately owned property, it would be easier to manage than Las Vegas, which has also been mentioned as a potential site.
Disney already partners with the NBA by owning ABC and ESPN, which both have television deals with the league, adds Mike Vorkunov of The Athletic (Twitter link).
Keith Smith of Yahoo Sports floated the idea of bringing the NBA to Disney in a column two weeks ago.