Everyone’s concern regarding the NBA restart this summer at Disney World in Orlando is safety. This is especially true of any coaches, executives or other staff who are high up in the years department. Here’s the New York Post reporting on an NBA broadcasting legend:
Marv Albert, arguably the greatest NBA play-by-player of all-time, will not be part of TNT’s on-site coverage when the NBA resumes its season in July at Disney World in Orlando, Fla., The Post has learned.
Albert, 79, has been the longtime lead voice for Turner, but will not be a part of the coverage with the NBA planning to have its national announcers on site in the league’s bubble.
COVID-19 has impacted people of all ages, but has been more dire for those 65 years and older.
It’ll be interesting to see how many broadcasters do go and what the setup is. Broadcasting can certainly be done remotely, but it’s tricky if the broadcaster is in their own home, as opposed to a professional studio. But of course, safety always comes first.