The Paul George injury was one of the more brutal injuries we’ve ever seen and it has instantly called into question the use of NBA players in overseas competition during the offseason.
while there is now a call to make sure players remain safe while they’re under contact in the States, the NBA isn’t going to be restricting the use of its players in international competition. According to USA Today, Adam Silver doesn’t foresee any major changes in how the league allows or disallows players playing overseas in international competition in the offseason.
“I don’t anticipate a major shift in the NBA’s participation in international competitions. Of course, there’s no doubt that this will be a hot topic at our next NBA Competition meeting in September and our Board of Governors’ meeting in October and we will continue to evaluate the pros and cons of participating in international tournaments.”
The Paul George injury seems like it could be a total game changer for the NBA but Commissioner Silver isn’t going to let this one horrific event alter how the NBA is represented on the global stage in international competition. The league is trying to expand to be more of an international sport and have more global appeal, which means the Paul George injury won’t change much about how the NBA presents itself globally.
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