Players and team personnel arrived at the NBA bubble in Orlando this week as they prepare to resume the delayed season. The NBA bubble will hold teams together in the same location to prevent the spread of COVID-19.
Once teams arrive, there will be two weeks of training camps with three scrimmage games. Starting July 30th, the regular season will resume with teams playing eight final games. The league will also have play-in games for the final seed in each conference and playoffs will then start on August 17th. The postseason should take about two months with the Finals ending no later than October 13th.
Many were unsure how the bubble would operate with players living at a Disney resort hotel. Players were welcomed to their own private hotel room with shockingly small cafeteria-style meals. The first player to share his meal was Nuggets guard Troy Daniels.
Sixers star center Joel Embiid also took to Instagram to show off his first meal in Orlando. This came a few hours after he showed up to the airport wearing a full hazmat suit. At least we know he’s taking this pandemic seriously.
For being a multi-billion dollar organization, you’d think the NBA could put something better than this together. There’s no way we see LeBron James eating borderline airplane meals for the next 3 months. With some players stuck in the bubble until October, let’s hope they can get their act together.
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