Dallas Mavericks’ owner Mark Cuban is remaining optimistic that the NBA could return by mid-May.

“Hopefully by the middle of May, we’re starting to get back to normal and the NBA is playing games,” Cuban said in an interview with WFAA in Dallas. “Maybe not with fans, but we’re playing it because sports plays such an important role. You know, people want something to cheer for, people want something to rally around, people want something to be excited about.”

“I’m proud of Adam Silver. I’m proud of the NBA and the way we’ve reacted. I think we’ve led the way, and hopefully will lead the way out of this.

If I had to guess based off the people I’ve talked to at the CDC and other places, I would say that the over-under would be June 1, and I’m taking the under.”