The NBA Finals are scheduled for May 8-9, 2020, but fans who want to watch the best teams in the world battle it out in the first three weeks of the season are out of luck.
In an update to the NBA’s official website, the league said it is postponing the first round of the playoffs, which will be held May 10-11 at the Staples Center in Los Angeles.
The game will be played April 30-May 1.
The announcement comes just two days after the league announced that the 2019 NBA All-Star Game, which was scheduled to take place in New Orleans on Saturday, May 5, would be rescheduled to the weekend of April 24-25.
The postponement will not impact the NBA All, or All-D selection games.
The NBA’s commissioner said on Thursday that he wants the NBA to focus on the 2019 All-NBA First Team, but the decision could not come soon enough for some fans.
The league is looking at what additional information it needs to offer on the game’s schedule, commissioner Adam Silver said during a conference call with reporters.
“We want to make sure we’re making the right decisions.
And if we don’t have the information, then we’re not going to do it.”
It is not clear when the postponement might take effect.
The schedule has not been announced for the 2020 NBA All Star Game, scheduled to be held in New York on May 22.