The Philadephia 76ers received some great news during governor Phil Murphy’s press conference on Tuesday, May 26. The governor announced that sports teams are welcome to re-open their training facilities in New Jersey.
“Professional sports teams in New Jersey may return to training and even competition if their leagues choose to move in that direction,” Murphy said. “We have been in constant discussions with teams about necessary protocols to protect the health and safety of players, coaches, and personnel.”
The Sixers practice in both Camden and Voorhees. The team welcomed the re-opening news with the following statement:
“Following today’s announcement by Governor Murphy, the Philadelphia 76ers Training Complex in Camden, New Jersey will begin a phased reopening tomorrow for voluntary, individual workouts. Players and essential staff will adhere to strict safeguards in accordance with NBA guidelines.”
From Matisse Thybulle’s TikToks to players posting their workouts, Sixers Nation has been feeling the struggle of the abrupt season break.
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The NBA restrictions are still in place from the May 8 order. Players will be required to wear face masks inside team facilities, “except during the period when they are engaged in physical activity,” according to a league memo. Teams must also thoroughly disinfect any equipment used, from basketballs to weight-room equipment. The facility openings are the first step towards the impending resumption of the NBA season.