NHL Playoff Plans, Lillard Says He Won't Play, Dolphins Stadium A Drive-In Movie Theater
BarnBurner Sports Writer
Thursday, May 28, 2020
The NHL unveiled tentative plans for returning. As of the latest iteration, 24 of its 31 teams will return for a playoff tournament sometime in late July, with training camp beginning on July 1st. The NHL also said they would test players every evening for COVID-19. Commissioner Gary Bettman explained, however, that there are "no firm dates, and anybody who gives you a date is guessing."
The Portland Trail Blazers Damian Lillard took some heat for saying he doesn't have an interest in participating in games with his team if they don't have a real opportunity to secure a playoff berth. The Trail Blazers are 3.5 games out of the playoffs, but if the regular season is shortened, then Portland won't have enough time to secure a playoff spot. Lillard is hoping there will be a play-in series instead (similar to the NHL plan).
The Basketball Hall of Fame announced they will postpone the induction ceremony for the Class of 2020 (which included Tim Duncan, Kevin Garnett, and the late Kobe Bryant) until the spring of 2021. The ceremony was originally scheduled for August.
The Miami Dolphins converted their Hard Rock Stadium into a drive-in movie theater. The theater can hold 230 cars.