NBA Avoids Scheduling Games On Election Day
The NBA has avoided scheduling any regular season games on the day of the midterm elections. Instead, the league's schedule for the coming season will have all 30 teams playing on Nov. 7. The NBA is hoping teams use the night as an opportunity to encourage fans to go and vote. "The scheduling decision came out of the NBA family's focus on promoting nonpartisan civic engagement and encouraging fans to make a plan to vote during midterm elections," NBA. The NBA and its players were openly involved in several election-related pushes in 2020. Players, including LeBron James, were involved in voting registration drives and other get-out-the-vote initiatives. While some teams turned their arenas into registration or voting centers.