Mark Cuban of Dallas Mavericks described the NBA's plan to restart its season on July 30th at Orlando's Walt Disney World as a "great psychological experiment."
In a CNBC "Squawk Box" interview on Monday, the billionaire tech investor also said the National Basketball Association was better prepared to resume the game than the National Football League.
The NBA was the first major US sports league to end its season in March due to concerns about the corona virus. A "bubble" campus will be created for 22 teams in Florida. The plan depends on frequent corona virus testing and mass quarantine in one place.
The players "adapt well" and "get along well," said the Cuban who said he could only speak to the situation of the Mavericks. He said players wear masks and follow health protocols.
The NBA has the "advantage" over the NFL, which is preparing to start training camps for the regular 2020 season, the Cuban said. According to the modified restart protocol, NBA teams can bring 15 to 17 players to Orlando. NFL teams have over 50 players in addition to larger employees. The NFL is not planning to hold games in a bubble like the NBA. Instead, the games are played in each team's stadium.
"We have a location, we can keep everything under control," said the Cuban.
In contrast, he said that the type of quarantine in one place was "very difficult" for the NFL and he hadn't heard that the NFL was considering such a plan. NFL stars like Russell Wilson and J.J. Watt recently expressed concern about the league's health and safety plans for players and their families.
While sport can be an escape for Americans, their return could offer applicable lessons to the public, Cubans said.
"If people in the real world outside the NBA followed the masking protocols the same way as NBA players, we would already be dealing with this virus and well ahead of where we are now," he said.
Disclosure: CNBC owns the exclusive off-network cable rights for "Shark Tank", in which Mark Cuban appears as a panelist.