Beal, Wizards ‘Battling’ NBA on Whether to Resume Play
Bradley Beal, Wizards Appealing to League to Abort Video Game vs. Bucks
Washington Wizards guard Bradley Beal exposed Wednesday that he and his group are ‘battling’ the league to have Friday’s game versus the Milwaukee Bucks held off, according to Tim Reynolds of the Associated Press.
Beal and point player Russell Westbrook will ask Michele Roberts, executive director of the National Basketball Players Association, for help, as the team’s feeling is that there are not enough healthy players available to securely play the video game.
The Wizards have run out action because Jan. 11 while dealing an outbreak within the organization. Recently, Shams Charania of The Athletic reported that five Washington players had actually tested favorable for COVID-19.
Up until now, the NBA has delayed 16 games this season, most recently Wednesday’s game in between the Memphis Grizzlies and Portland Path Sports Jackets. The league reported 11 new players have actually checked favorable in the previous week, per Reynolds, below 16 in the previous week.
The league needs groups to have eight healthy gamers worn in order to play a game. The Wizards returned to practice on Wednesday, simply meeting the minimum requirement with 8 healthy gamers.
Beal said that resuming play after missing out on so much practice time would be “a recipe for injury,” according to NBC Sports’s Chase Hughes.
On Tuesday, NBA commissioner Adam Silver said the league has actually considered giving its players the COVID-19 vaccine in order to educate and affect the public.
” It’s something we’re especially focused on,” Silver stated in a virtual conference hosted by Sportico. “In the African American neighborhood, there’s been a tremendously disparate effect from COVID. … Now, rather perversely, there’s been huge resistance [to vaccinations] in the African American community for understandable historic reasons.”