Kemba: Playing in empty arenas due to coronavirus 'would suck'

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Playing games without fans in attendance could happen around the NBA as concerns grow over the coronavirus, but Boston Celtics guard Kemba Walker hopes it doesn't get to that point.

When asked Friday about potentially playing in an empty arena, Walker said he's not fond of the idea.

"That would be terrible," Walker said, according to Tom Westerholm of MassLive. "That would be boring. They might as well cancel the whole game before that. That would suck. But at the end of the day, it is getting serious. I don't know. It would be very weird though for sure."

The NBA reportedly sent a memo to teams last week informing them that they could play games without fans present due to the coronavirus outbreak. The league also recommends players give fist bumps instead of high-fives to fans and avoid autographing certain items.

There are currently 13 confirmed or presumptive positive cases of COVID-19 in Massachusetts.

Kemba: Playing in empty arenas due to coronavirus 'would suck'
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