The NBA board this week approved plans to restart the game on July 31, 2020, a date that was approved by the NBA Players Association,media reported. Basketball fans were no doubt overjoyed to hear the news, but as the details continued to be made public, it was the audience who were particularly interested. It is almost certain that for the rest of the season, attendance is almost impossible, and may even last until the beginning of next season.
The absence of fans in the stands means there won’t be any noise, which is probably the most needy for most of those involved.
One possible solution, according to Shams Charania of The Atlantic Monthly, is to enter audio from the NBA 2K video game series to simulate audience noise. But would it really be the best idea to try this?
Here’s a reference to the ULTIMATE Fighting Champion (UFC). It is understood that the event is the first major sports event held after the outbreak of new crown pneumonia, which was broadcast live on May 9. Due to the new crown outbreak, the playing field is empty and surprisingly quiet. But this silence means that every punch, every foot of the boxeris is magnified. And the audience can clearly hear the boxers taunting each other and even the instructions given by the coach, though different from the routine, but also very interesting.
But if the UFC is full of false crowd noise it will stifle that natural atmosphere and reduce the value of the overall experience.