Report: Disney World Open To Teams Bringing Their Home Floors
News continues to come out as the NBA seems to have its return plan in place. It will not be finalized until Thursday’s vote, but it is looking like basketball will be back on July 31st.
Disney World is going to be the neutral site that will play host to the NBA to finish its season. Reports came out today that Disney is open to letting teams have a “home” feel when the action returns.
The report said Disney World is open to allowing the 22 teams that will come to Orlando to bring their home floor with them as well. A very generous act, and could be a huge benefit to some teams.
One big positive to this is that even though there will be no real home or away teams, having a team's home floor will still give something close to the real feel. Instead of having either just the NBA logo at halfcourt or a team’s logo that isn't even playing in the game, we can see the logos of the teams in action.
The Sixers are one of the main teams that could benefit from this gesture greatly. After being a sub-par team on the road this season, being able to bring the Wells Fargo Center floor with them to Orlando could be a morale boost for the team.
Sadly they will not be able to bring the Philly faithful with them as well, but having their floor with them to use in games could help as they have to play away from home for the remainder of the season.
On that floor the Sixers are a league-best 29-2, so having that to lean on heading into these empty arena games should help. There is a lot of speculation as to how the Sixers are going to face playing in an empty arena at a neutral site, but being able to still play on their home court at times softens that blow.
Kevin McCormick is the 76ers insider for 97.3 ESPN and 76ers editor for Sportstalkphilly.com. Follow him on Twitter @KevinMcC973.
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