During the outbreak of positive coronavirus testing and close contact, with the NBA implementing stricter health and safety guidelines, Oklahoma City Thunder guard George Hill lost 112-102 to the San Antonio Spurs on Tuesday night. Then questioned the logic behind the agreement.
Hill said: “We want to play games… but I don’t understand some of the rules.” “We can sweat with a person next to you for 48 minutes for 48 minutes, but then we can’t talk to them again. This Meaningless.”
Within the enhanced rules, pre-match and post-match interactions with rival players are limited to elbow or fist hits, and “extended social interaction” should be avoided. This means that after the game did not catch up with previous teammates or friends, it used to be a regular practice after the game.
Also in the new guidelines: now, hotel rooms are forbidden to enter non-group guests on the road. In addition, the activities of players and staff are restricted on the road, and both parties are now prohibited from leaving the hotel for non-team activities. Previously, players were allowed to have two guests in their room, including family members and long-term personal friends.
Hill said: “I am an adult man. I am going to do what I want to do. If I want to visit my family, I will visit my family.”
Due to COVID-19 issues, the NBA postponed four games this week, three of which involved the Boston Celtics. Like the Celtics, due to active testing and contact tracking, the Miami Heat, Philadelphia 76ers, Dallas Mavericks, Washington Wizards and Chicago Bulls all face major problems in solving the eight players they need.
Now, players must also always wear a mask when not playing games. When they just come out of the game, there will be a short “cooling off” period in the designated area, but they need to wear masks on the bench and in the locker room.
Thunder guard Shai Gilgeous-Alexander said: “This is necessary and I am willing to take all measures to get rid of this COVID problem.” “If it means I have to wear a mask on the stool all the time, that’s what it is now, I’m going to do it. . I want to return to a normal life, no matter what needs to come back, I will do it.”