Confirmed: Tokyo 2020 Olympics now postponed
How much difference a week makes.
Only a week ago, the IOC and the AOC were saying that the Olympics would go ahead on July 24th, as planned. But today the IOC is making the concession that the Olympics likely will be postponed to either 2021 or 2022, and they're trying to figure out the timing for it to give the games the best possible chance of success.
The timing really matters when it comes to basketball. If it's during the NBA season you have buckleys of getting the NBA guys on any teams. But from an Australian point of view, if it's any later than 2021, we will have lost our "window" within which we have access to both our seasoned core and our up-and-coming stars. I still live in hope that we'll get to see our greatest-ever team play.
My vote would be for July 24, 2021. But even then we don't know how long this virus will linger and what the sporting landscape even looks like by then. I guess we'd better thank China for that one.