The Golden State Warriors are audaciously leading the pack in terms of bringing in fans to home games for the upcoming season.
The Golden State Warriors have submitted a plan-internally called "Operation DubNation"-to local and state officials that would allow them to re-open the Chase Center and operate at 50% capacity for the upcoming National Basketball Association season".
Lacob said the Warriors are prepared to spend upward of $30 million to test every fan, according to ESPN. Lacob believes not allowing fans into arenas to watch home games could be catastrophic for not only the Warriors, but all National Basketball Association teams down the road.
"This is a serious, serious problem".
Carmen Mandato/Getty Images " Trade talks are still heavily in play for this pick, but most National Basketball Association teams are now getting the sense that Edwards is the likely selection if the Wolves stay put. But the Warriors want to have fans at their games and prove to the country and world that you can safely reopen environments, provided you do it the right way. You can do it for a year. There is no overwhelming favorite to go first overall like we have seen in past years with Zion Williamson and Andrew Wiggins, but this draft has about 20 lottery level talents, some of which will transform their new teams into playoff contenders. But suppose we're in this situation next year.
What Lacob is saying does make sense. Players also probably wouldn't agree to remain in a bubble away from their families for months on end. It would be different if he wasn't spending the money.
Even with the rapid tests, the Warriors would still limit crowd size to about 9,000, or about half of Chase Center's capacity. Dr. George Rutherford, Epidemiology & Biostatistics Director at UCSF's School of Medicine, said fans could take rapid tests at the arena before home games.
Lacob's plan could work, but it won't be easy getting California officials to agree to it.