Beijing time September 25, according to US media reports, US Basketball Association President Jerry Clangelo revealed in an interview that in order to allow NBA stars to participate in the Olympics next year, he has suggested that the NBA be suspended next season.
Because the start of the NBA next season has been delayed, and when the delay is unknown, the NBA schedule for next season will conflict with the Tokyo Olympics.
For this reason, US Basketball Association Chairman Jerry Clangelo has been discussing various possibilities with the NBA. According to Clangelo, the Lakers star LeBron James plans to participate in the Olympics next year.
"As far as I know, he (James) plans to participate in the Olympics next year, but in that case, no one can make a promise." Jerry Clangelo said, "I and Mark Tatum (NBA deputy) President) discussed this matter on the phone, he said that all possibilities will be discussed on the table, but the situation is changing every day."
"I first learned that next season NBA will start in December, then it will be Christmas, then January next year, and the start of the next season will continue to be postponed. The NBA season usually takes about 170 days to complete. (Olympics) conflict." Jerry Clangelo also revealed that in order to allow NBA stars to participate in the Olympics, he has discussed with the NBA the possibility of suspension next season.