No high fives? NBA asks players to restrict contact with fans in light of coronavirus concerns
MILWAUKEE (CBS 58) -- The coronavirus outbreak has everybody, even professional sports leagues, rethinking what they do.
The NBA has asked its players to restrict physical contact with fans.
That might mean the traditional high fives as players leave the court could be replaced with fist bumps and maybe nothing at all.
"The league itself, the CDC, we've really got our finger on the pulse of best practices," said Milwaukee Bucks President Peter Feigin. "Everything I think -- from how we have dispensers around the concourse in the bathrooms, reminders to really wash hands and personal contact, probably at the moment should be held back until the risk subsides."
The NBA's memo to players suggests that they avoid taking items handed to them by fans for autographs like jerseys, balls, pens or markers.