"I think we should scrap the season"

Speaking with Mike D. Sykes II of For The Win, O’Neal said he thinks the league should abandon any plans of resuming the 2019-20 season and begin preparations for next season.

“I think we should scrap the season. Everybody go home, get healthy, come back next year,” O’Neal said. “Just scrap the season. Just scrap it. To try and come back now and do a rush playoffs as a player? Any team that wins this year, there’s an asterisk.

“They’re not going to get the respect. What if a team that’s not really in the mix of things all of a sudden wins with a new playoff format? Nobody is going to respect that. So, scrap it. Worry about the safety of the fans and the people. Come back next year.”