Brian Windhorst reported last week that there was an increase in pessimism about the NBA's chances of resuming the 19-20 season and that the league and union were discussing a deal to shut down the rest of the season.
Windhorst revealed that his reporting received blowback from both the NBA and the union.
"I've spent every day for the last 10 or 15 days talking to people in the league about what it will take to get to return to play," said Windhorst on The Hoop Collective podcast. "I have heard so many different opinions for so many different things. I don't know if it makes someone who is aware or my mind is too cluttered. I've swung from optimism to pessimism and I've been scolded by both the league office and the union for being pessimistic. Scolded!"
The NBA has discussed a scenario in which they could restart the season with all teams living under quarantine in Las Vegas.
The availability of rapid-result testing both for the NBA and for the general public is believed to be necessary for resuming the season.
"I think we're going to have to have ubiquitous antibody testing to see if you've ever had it," added Windhorst.