NBA Had Approximately 150 Players In Miami Over All-Star Weekend

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The NBA estimates approximately 150 players traveled to Miami during the All-Star break, according to ESPN’s Brian Windhorst.

“A lot people were talking about how this was a potential super spreader event, I don’t think so at all,” said Windhorst of the Atlanta All-Star Game. “I think the place the NBA is worried about was not Atlanta. The place the NBA is worried about is Miami.

“Last I heard, there were around 150 players planning to be in Miami. The reason the NBA knows is because the players have to have COVID tests while they’re there. They had to sign up for them. The NBA had an accurate count of how many. I was told, two days ago, maybe it has grown. I was told it was in the neighborhood of 150 players in Miami over the weekend.

Windhorst added that players were tested at the Miami Heat practice facility and had to give players a schedule in order to accommodate the large number of players.

“Otherwise, they couldn’t handle the crush,” said Windhorst.

Windhorst also reported that some of the private planes leaving Atlanta after the All-Star Game were on their way to Miami.