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NBA’s Adam Silver enters Protocols, missing Game 5 of Finals

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SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — NBA commissioner Adam Silver has canceled plans to attend Game 5 of the NBA Finals between the Golden State Warriors and Boston Celtics on Monday night due to health and safety protocols. league security.

Silver usually attends all matches in the finals.

The league did not say whether Silver had tested positive for COVID-19 or was considered a close contact of someone who had, nor did they release details about his health.

It’s also unclear when Silver will be able to resume playing games. Part of his role as commissioner is to present the league championship trophy, which a team will receive Thursday in Boston or Sunday in San Francisco.

Silver has served as the NBA’s commissioner since February 2014. This is the ninth championship series the league has held during his tenure, including the 2020 season which resumed in a bubble at Walt Disney World in Florida at the start of the pandemic.

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