The NBA’s live telecast of the 2016 All-Star Game in New Orleans has been on hold for nearly a year because of the Zika virus.
The league’s president, Adam Silver, said Thursday that the league has decided not to make changes to the game or the league’s broadcast plans until the disease is contained.
There are no new rules or new restrictions on the game, and the league is still committed to the quality of the game.
“There is a long history of working with our partners to ensure the integrity of the All-Stars, to keep the game the same and to continue to build on the success of the 2015 game,” Silver said in a statement.
“We have already worked closely with our players, coaches and other officials to help with the preparations for this weekend’s game.”
The game, which will air live on TNT, will be shown live on ESPN.com, ESPN2 and on ABC.
The game will also be streamed on ESPN’s social media channels, including Twitter and Facebook.
NBA Commissioner Adam Silver speaks during a news conference on Feb. 15, 2017.
The league also announced Thursday that it has made a change to the way it works with the National Basketball Players Association to ensure that the All Star Game remains a safe and entertaining experience for fans.
The NBPA, the NBA Players Association and the NBA will work together to ensure fans are treated equally and respectfully, Silver said.
“This is a difficult and dangerous time for the players, and we will work with them and the NBPA to ensure this event remains a fun, inclusive and educational experience for all,” Silver added.