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NBA says 16 players have tested positive for coronavirus

LOS ANGELES - Sixteen NBA players have tested positive for the coronavirus, news that came on the same day that the league and its players announced they were moving forward with a comprehensive plan to restart the season near Orlando, Fla., even as positive cases of the virus that shut down the season surge.

NBA Commissioner Adam Silver, National Basketball Players Association executive director Michele Roberts and NBPA president Chris Paul expressed varying levels of optimism Friday about the planned season reboot on the ESPN Wide World of Sports Complex despite a drastic rise in positive tests in the counties surrounding the league's proposed bubble.

Silver said

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