Mark Cuban Is Confident The NBA Could Return By ‘The Middle Of May,’ Details What Needs To Be Done

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“You never know what you have until it’s gone.”

This applies to most relevantly to toilet paper and the National Basketball Association.

As I venture into hour 3 of LeBron James high school highlights (highly recommend), I wonder longingly when I’ll see him play again. This 12-day hiatus has felt like decades.

My defense mechanisms have already written the 2020 season off entirely, but Mark Cuban is now providing light at the end of the shit-filled Shawshank tunnel.

The Mavericks owner Mike Leslie of WFAA about his belief that the NBA will resume much sooner than many currently think.

“Hopefully by the middle of May, we’re starting to get back to normal and the NBA is playing games. Maybe not with fans, but we’re playing it because sports plays such an important role. You know, people want something to cheer for, people want something to rally around, people want something to be excited about.”

“I mean you know no one has perfect information right now, and so all decisions are tough. But if I had to guess based off the people I’ve talked to at the CDC and other places, I would say that the over/under would be June 1, and I’m taking the under.”

Cuban thinks that in order for us to get to salvage the NBA season, we need continued medical advancements and the cooperation of the public.

“Really, one thing we’ve got to get to a point where our scientists have come up with, not a cure, but a therapy that we know minimizes the impact of the virus,” Cuban said, “so that if we get this into a person quickly enough that they are not going to die and be hopefully they won’t be scarred or damaged for life.

“Once we do that, then we have a path out. And I think we’re not there yet, but we’re getting closer and closer closer. Once we have a medical light at the end of the tunnel, where we know what the worst case is, then we can start venturing outside and being in groups of 10 and instead of being by ourselves right and then groups of 25 and then 50 and go from there. So I think that that’s the first step. And I think that’s gonna happen a little bit faster than we originally expected.”

Another necessity is calling out our politicians’ bullshit.

What if scientists find that the remedy for the virus is eating six toenails or some shit. Nothing would surprise me at this point.

[h/t WFAA]

Matt’s love of writing was born during a sixth grade assembly when it was announced that his essay titled “Why Drugs Are Bad” had taken first prize in D.A.R.E.’s grade-wide contest. The anti-drug people gave him a $50 savings bond for his brave contribution to crime-fighting, and upon the bond’s maturity 10 years later, he used it to buy his very first bag of marijuana.