Shaquille O’Neal thinks NBA season should be canceled
It seems that everyone in the NBA is on board with trying to resume the season, from players to owners and executives. Shaquille O’Neal thinks they’re all wrong.
Shaq said Friday that he feels it’s too risky to try to play basketball even without fans, and thinks the entire season should be scrapped.
“We should scrap the season,” O’Neal told Zach Braziller of the New York Post. “Continue to care about the safety of the players and the people, let the government figure out how they’re going to get rid of this thing forever. I hate hearing this statement, oh it’s going to come back, it’s going to come back.
“If we try to finish the season with no fans, you still got to bring in a camera crew, you still got to bring in the trainers, you still got to bring in other people. What if one of those guys gets it? All it takes is one.”
Shaq also argued that any title would come with an asterisk, which is part of the reason why he thinks canceling it makes sense.
Shaq’s is a minority opinion, to be sure, but he does have a point. Playing games would be a calculated risk at this point, and that’s not going to change soon. Of course, the league may be able to take some precautions to limit that risk, but it will be there all the same.