25 out of 70 NBA referees are quarantined for COVID-19 The referee also ‘calls up’

Photo = AP Yonhap News

In the NBA, where many players and coaching staff are quarantined due to the novel coronavirus infection (COVID-19), which hinders the progress of the league, a survey result showed that 36% of all referees are in quarantine.

ESPN, an American sports media outlet, reported on the 31st that “25 out of 70 NBA referees are currently in quarantine.”

The NBA plays 13 to 14 games a day at most, and in this case, more than 40 referees are required.

In addition, including the referees who are placed in the ‘replay center’, which is a video reading room, and excluding referees who are closed, on days with many games, a situation of ‘lack of referees’ is inevitable.

In the match between the Phoenix Suns and the Oklahoma City Thunder on the 30th, only two referees were used instead of three.

Also, in this match, the coaches of both teams were unable to keep the bench as they were both quarantined due to COVID-19.

ESPN said, “The referees have received 100% of the COVID-19 vaccine, and the league is also recommending booster vaccinations. We are taking measures to reduce the

The Denver Nuggets and Golden State Warriors match, which was scheduled to take place on the 31st, was postponed because Denver did not meet the minimum number of players of 8.

The number of games that have been postponed due to COVID-19 this season has been increased to 11.

In addition, seven of the coaches of 30 clubs have been away due to COVID-19.

In the 2021-2022 season, 541 players have already appeared in the NBA, breaking the record for the most appearances in a single season.

The previous record was 540 for the 2020-2021 season.

As the quarantine of players increased due to Corona 19, each team signed a lower league call-up or a short-term contract to fill the vacancy of the existing players, and already in the middle of the season, the record for the most player appearances in a season was established.


[ⓒ 세계일보 & Segye.com, 무단전재 및 재배포 금지]

Source: 스포츠 by www.segye.com.

*The article has been translated based on the content of 스포츠 by www.segye.com. If there is any problem regarding the content, copyright, please leave a report below the article. We will try to process as quickly as possible to protect the rights of the author. Thank you very much!

*We just want readers to access information more quickly and easily with other multilingual content, instead of information only available in a certain language.

*We always respect the copyright of the content of the author and always include the original link of the source article.If the author disagrees, just leave the report below the article, the article will be edited or deleted at the request of the author. Thanks very much! Best regards!