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Dallas Mavericks owner Mark Cuban isn't shy when it comes to presenting outside-the-box ideas of how the NBA should take measures against the coronavirus once play eventually resumes.
"It’s not hard to use thermal guns to take someone’s temperature and look for fevers," Cuban said during an appearance on CNBC, according to the New York Daily News' Stefan Bondy.
Cuban suggested to take these measures when fans enter arenas, a process that previously only entailed scanning tickets and routine security checks.
"Is it feasible? Yes, absolutely. We have to be very cautious, particularly as we try to come back," the 61-year-old continued before acknowledging that initially, games are likely going to be played without any fans in attendance.
In the immediate hours after the NBA season was suspended indefinitely on March 11, Cuban was the first owner who publicly pledged to "put together a program" for arena workers impacted by the work stoppage.
Most ownership groups around the league have followed Cuban's lead in the weeks since, pledging to cover the salaries of part-time arena staff who were previously scheduled to work various games throughout the remainder of the regular season in the majority of cases.
With more than 83,000 people infected, the United States recently became the country with the most confirmed cases of COVID-19, according to Johns Hopkins University.