If Golden State wins the N.B.A. championship on Thursday, the league’s commissioner, Adam Silver, is not going to be there handy over the trophy. Silver is lacking his second straight recreation due to the league’s coronavirus well being and security protocols.
Silver examined constructive for the coronavirus earlier than Recreation 5 and has gentle signs, in response to an individual acquainted with the take a look at consequence who was not licensed to publicly disclose the main points.
Golden State is going through the Boston Celtics within the N.B.A. finals, and simply must win Recreation 6 in Boston on Thursday for the title. Silver, who has been the commissioner since 2014, usually could be anticipated to steer the championship trophy presentation. As an alternative, the ceremonial process will fall to the league’s deputy commissioner, Mark Tatum, if Golden State wins.
If Boston wins, Recreation 7 might be Sunday in San Francisco.
The league has loosened its virus protocols in current months, limiting testing and shortening isolation durations for gamers who’ve examined constructive, in accordance with steering from the Facilities for Illness Management and Prevention. Gamers should not required to be vaccinated.
Boston’s Al Horford missed the primary recreation of the Japanese Convention semifinals due to the league’s coronavirus well being and security protocols.