NBA Commissioner Adam Silver is unable to attend Game 2 of the NBA Finals featured the Golden State Warriors defeat The Boston Celtics achieved the championship win because he met the league’s health and safety protocols regarding COVID-19.
It is now known Silver will not be spending time with the Larry O’Brien NBA Championship Trophy on Thursday night at Boston’s TD Garden.
Based on Scott Rafferty of Sporting News, Silver remained within protocols and, as such, was not allowed to attend Game 6 of the series in Boston. The Warriors will enter the evening with a 3-2 lead and will receive the trophy from NBA deputy commissioner Mark Tatum if they finish things off in front of a hostile crowd.
Silver usually awards trophies to the winners of the Finals.
As Rafferty notes, it remains unclear whether Silver has tested positive for coronavirus or is considered a high-risk contact with someone who has tested positive.
A win in Boston on Thursday would force Game 7 to be put on hold in San Francisco on Sunday night. Silver’s status for that potential match may not be known before the weekend.