It has been more than two weeks since the NBA decided to suspend the rest of the 2019-20 season due to growing concern over the spread of the coronavirus. That put its players off the basketball court over that time without an exact timeline of when the season could be resumed this year. It had also put Golden State Warriors star point guard Stephen Curry in a tight spot as he, like many of peers, was struggling to find a way to stay in shape for that potential possibility occurring in the coming months. That said, his wife, Ayesha Curry, has gone out of her way to give him the only gift an NBA player needs.
NBA suspends 2019-20 season
The concerns over the coronavirus began to ramp up last month as the first reported case surfaced.
That has quickly seen the virus impact the NBA as Utah Jazz All-Star center Rudy Gobert was the first player in the league to deal with it. It then led to commissioner Adam Silver to suspend the rest of the 2019-20 season due to that issue.
Not long after that, it was revealed that Jazz star guard Donovan Mitchell had tested positive for the virus. In the weeks that followed, that saw players from the Brooklyn Nets, including Kevin Durant, had contracted the virus that also had a pair of Los Angeles Lakers players test positive.
The NBA’s quick actions have put the rest of the NBA season on hold without any set date on a possible return with the hope to continue playing at some point during the summer. With that in mind, Ayesha Curry has made a smart decision for her husband.
Stephen Curry’s wife gifts him a basketball hoop
With there being no set time frame concerning when the NBA will resume play, it has put the players in a tight spot of having to stay in shape on their own time.
That has been an intriguing case for Curry as he had initially been sent home before the season was suspended due to the flu one game after he made his return following a four-month absence from a broken wrist. That has brought an intriguing situation to Curry at his home as he surprisingly didn’t have a basketball hoop set up.
His wife has changed that as she reportedly purchased a basketball court for him to use, according to Ben Cohen of the Wall Street Journal. Curry had spent five hours putting the basketball hoop together himself.
“I was very confident in myself going in,” he said. “That was shot down pretty quick.”
Beyond the two-time league MVP putting the basketball court together himself, the surprising part of this entire situation is that he didn’t have a court set up at his home. Given the type of success he had as arguably the greatest shooter that the league has had, the fact that he didn’t have a court at home is a bit of a shocker.
That is no longer the case, as he now can use at home moving forward.
When will the NBA resume play?
That is the million-dollar question as there is still no clarity in terms of when the NBA will be back if at all over the next few months.
There is a growing notion that the league will have the scrap the rest of th regular season and go straight to the playoffs. The expectation is that the coronavirus situation will first get worse before it gets better, which could extend the timeframe that it will have before things like the NBA can resume in any manner.
Again, this is all based on optimism with the situation, but the longer it persists to stay a prominent issue in the United States the more likely that the NBA will have the cancel the rest of the year. Only time will tell what will happen.