Earlier this month, Governor Ron DeSantis (R-FL) made a public case to professional sports leagues unable to resume modified practice schedules or seasons across the country due to the coronavirus and associated restrictions: Come to Florida!
“All professional sports are welcome here for practicing and for playing,” DeSantis told reporters at a press conference in mid-May, according to ESPN. “What I would tell commissioners of leagues is, if you have a team in an area where they just won’t let them operate, we’ll find a place for you here in the state of Florida.”
Now, with DeSantis fresh from blasting the people who predicted the pandemic would devastate Florida “just like Italy,” it’s looking like the National Basketball Association may decide to take him up on the offer.
In a statement released on Saturday afternoon, the NBA said that it was looking to restart the season in July, under a plan that would make Walt Disney World the league’s