NBA Commissioner Adam Silver will miss Game 6 of the NBA Finals due to league health and safety protocols after previously missing Game 5. The league did not say if Silver himself tested positive for COVID-19 or was in close contact. the one who had. When Adrian Wojnarowski of ESPN reached out to Silver for a comment, he simply replied “lousy time”.
Silver usually attends every game of the NBA Finals. Wojnarowski said on Thursday that Silver will clear the scoresheets in one day, so he can attend Game 7 if needed.
Silver hasn’t missed a championship presentation since he began his job as commissioner in 2014, including in the 2020 Orlando bubble. According to Deputy Commissioner Mark Tatum, the trophy will be awarded if the streak ends on Thursday. Voinarovsky. He runs the NBA Draft Lottery and announces second-round picks in the NBA Draft, so NBA fans will recognize him.
The NBA has largely avoided significant postseason playoffs due to COVID-19. Paul George missed the opening game, Steve Kerr missed the end of the Golden State streak against Memphis, and an outbreak involving at least one player has been reported in Phoenix, but since the Omicron wave swept through the league midway through the season COVID-related missed matches have been fairly minimal. Silver’s absence is a reminder that the league and country are still facing the virus and must continue to take steps to limit its spread.