The coronavirus pandemic has inflicted substantial financial damage on the Las Vegas sports scene. Fans may need patience before a full recovery takes place.
Albert Hall is hoping to salvage Vegas Summer League in the fall, but for now is focusing his efforts on The Basketball Tournament, which begins Saturday.
The Vegas Summer League has transformed from a six-team enterprise into a full-on basketball convention, complete with all 30 NBA teams and two packed arenas each day.
The consensus opinion of 10 Las Vegas oddsmakers is that the NBA will be the first major U.S. sports league to play a game, with the consensus over-under date July 1.
If the NBA and NHL return and go directly to the playoffs, the Westgate’s Jeff Sherman posted on Twitter what the sportsbook would have for first-round series prices.
Clay Travis of “Outkick the Coverage” advocated that the NBA consider finishing its season at four arenas in Las Vegas with players housed at the empty Strip hotels.
The Las Vegas NBA Summer League will take place July 10-20 at the Thomas & Mack Center and Cox Pavilion. It usually begins shortly after July 4.
The Basketball Tournament, also known as TBT, will play one of its regionals at Cox Pavilion on July 24-26. TBT, which has included NBA players, is a 64-team league made up of eight regions.
The longtime NBA commissioner died Wednesday, but his changing views about Las Vegas could one day lead to it welcoming a franchise.
The Clippers are 1-point favorites over the Lakers on Tuesday on opening night of the 2019-20 NBA season. They;r the plus 350 favorites to win the 2020 title.