On The Verge of a Return: Chinese Basketball Association + Major League Soccer

On The Verge of a Return: Chinese Basketball Association + Major League Soccer

Coronavirus and Sports - May 8, 2020 - 41:25

Professional sports leagues around the world are beginning to entertain the idea of returning to action sooner rather than later. Sports Illustrated senior writer Alex Prewitt breaks down the failed attempt to restart the Chinese Basketball Association, and what it means for former NBA players in the league whose health and safety hang in the balance. Then, ESPN commentator Taylor Twellman and Philadelphia Union midfielder Alejandro Bedoya set the scene for MLS, which might be in a rare position to salvage all or most of its 2020 season.

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SI's Coronavirus and Sports podcast is bringing you stories and news updates about how the COVID-19 global pandemic is impacting the world of professional sports. Hosted by Luis Miguel Echegaray, this series will explore all the ways in which athletes, teams, leagues, fans, and everyone else in and around pro sports are dealing with the fallout from a completely unprecedented event. Listen every weekday as we all look to understand: What happens to sports when there are no sports?