The hallway outdoors the locker room is empty on the Amway Middle in Orlando, dwelling of the NBA’s Orlando Magic, on Thursday, March 12, 2020.Stephen M. Dowell | Orlando Sentinel | Tribune Information Service by way of Getty ImagesMilwaukee Bucks co-owner Marc Lasry mentioned the Nationwide Basketball Affiliation would proceed with the plan to restart video games in Orlando subsequent month, regardless of the current enhance in Covid-19 circumstances in Florida.”We’ll see what occurs over the course of the following two weeks,” Lasry mentioned on CNBC’s “Halftime Report” on Thursday. He added that for “gamers that do not wish to go, I totally respect that” but in addition mentioned of his group that “each single one in every of our guys goes to be down there.”Across the nation, coronavirus circumstances proceed to spike in states that first started their reopening phases. Florida, Texas and California, three of the biggest economies within the U.S., have not too long ago reported a report variety of new circumstances.Additionally, Disney staff from Florida have petitioned the corporate and native authorities officers to rethink the reopening of Disney World subsequent month. The NBA plans to play the remainder of its season at Disney World. Disney nonetheless plans to reopen as deliberate as of Thursday.Because the variety of coronavirus circumstances surges in Florida, greater than 10,000 folks have signed the web petition. It’s unclear if all signees are literally Disney workers. There isn’t a point out within the petition itself of any affiliation with an worker union.Requested if he feels the NBA’s restart will occur, Lasry responded: “Yeah, completely.”The NBA hasn’t formally launched an announcement saying the season will resume, however hopes to take action this week ought to it settle remaining points holding up the settlement with the Nationwide Basketball Gamers Affiliation, together with when households are allowed to affix gamers within the NBA-Disney bubble. On June 5, the NBA authorized the plan to restart its season, which Lasry mentioned “ought to nonetheless be tremendous.” The league will ship 22 groups in a closed atmosphere in Orlando, with the season set to renew on July 31.Every group will play eight regular-season video games earlier than getting into a full four-round playoff bracket. The season will finish no later than Oct. 12.