Original title: President Xiao Hua: Time conflict NBA is unlikely to be suspended for the Tokyo Olympics
On October 4, Beijing time, Xiao Hua, president of the National Basketball League (NBA), revealed that the league is "unlikely" to accept the 2020 Tokyo Olympics, and at the same time set aside a window for the Tokyo Olympics.
The 2020-2021 season NBA schedule is expected to conflict with the 2020 Tokyo Olympics, because the new coronavirus pandemic has delayed the schedule, so Xiao Hua said that he will not start the regular season of the new season before Christmas. Xiao Hua also emphasized that NBA stars who want to participate in the Olympics may be disappointed.
Xiao Hua said: "I think at the end, if we start late, we are unlikely to stop for the Olympics. This is not just a stop function, but just to provide time for their games in Tokyo. . They will need a training camp, and they need to rest after the training camp."
Xiao Hua also revealed that after experiencing the extraordinary period caused by the COVID-19 epidemic, "everyone can only make certain adjustments" in the 2021 season, but he also admitted that NBA players not participating in the 2020 Tokyo Olympics will be detrimental to several national teams. The quality on the Olympic arena.
The Basketball Association of Australia is one of the organizations that has expressed concern that the NBA’s refusal to suspend the season for the Olympics may affect the team.
The head coach of the US basketball team Gregg Popovich also admitted that he is worried about the conflict between the 2021 NBA season and the 2020 Tokyo Olympics, which are scheduled to be held from July 23 to August 8.
美国篮球队的总教练格雷格·波波维奇（Gregg Popovich）也承认，他担心2021 NBA赛季与2020年东京奥运会之间的冲突，定于7月23日至8月8日举行。
Since the qualification rules were revised before the 1992 Barcelona Olympic Games to allow NBA players to participate in the Olympics, NBA players have always been the main force in the Olympic basketball games.
An American team full of NBA stars led by Michael Jordan and others, nicknamed the "Dream Team", won the men's gold medal at the Spanish City Olympics after the rules were revised.