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Rockets’ Tilman Fertitta: NBA return could provide great distraction

Houston Rockets owner Tilman Fertitta (Photo by Bill Baptist/NBAE via Getty Images)
Houston Rockets owner Tilman Fertitta (Photo by Bill Baptist/NBAE via Getty Images)
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James Harden #13 and owner Tilman Fertitta of the Houston Rockets
James Harden #13 and owner Tilman Fertitta of the Houston Rockets (Photo by Bill Baptist/NBAE via Getty Images)

Why Rockets’ Tilman Fertitta is excited

Houston Rockets owner Tilman Fertitta is overall excited about the resumption of the season, as he explained to Fox 26’s Mark Berman on Thursday afternoon.

“This is going to be a great distraction from everything that’s going on in the world and we’re just all excited to watch some NBA basketball.”

There have certainly been a plethora of difficult circumstances that we’ve all been dealing with, ranging from the novel coronavirus to the racial injustice that has even affected the Rockets. Both of those are issues that are challenging independently, so with them taking shape concurrently, it’s been overwhelming and further proof of the challenging year we’ve seen in 2020.

Although Fertitta joins all fans in being excited about the league starting back up, he wishes the fans were able to join in attendance, but understands why it simply couldn’t happen.

“I wish we were playing in front of fans but it’s just not possible for us to play in front of fans, so I totally understand and agree with everything that the plan is for us to do. I look forward to being there.”

Next: Fertitta on Rockets' title chances

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