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USA: How to Get Inside the NBA Bubble as a Player’s “Guest”

The NBA’s Walt Disney World bubble is working. The league announced on Wednesday that its latest batch of coronavirus tests yielded zero positive cases from 342 players. Care and caution have won the day yet again. Basketball goes on.

Jae Crowder and Ricky Rubio hug

For those of us outside the bubble, this prudence ensures there are no interruptions to the deliriously entertaining stream of games we’ve come to expect. For the players cloistered inside The Most Magical Place on Earth™, it means they get to go fishing on the same man-made lake with their teammates every day.

🇺🇸 Nuggets and Mavs are off today. Doncic spent his day off going fishing, even if he doesn’t like eating fish

🇮🇹 Denver e Dallas oggi non si allenano. Doncic ne ha approfittato per andare a pescare, anche se ieri ha rivelato che il pesce non gli piace #NBA pic.twitter.com/tjvsFrRp75— Davide Chinellato (@dchinellato) July 13, 2020

The NBA’s Walt Disney World bubble is working. The league announced on Wednesday that its latest batch of coronavirus tests yielded zero positive cases from 342 players. Care and caution have won the day yet again. Basketball goes on.

For those of us outside the bubble, this prudence ensures there are no interruptions to the deliriously entertaining stream of games we’ve come to expect. For the players cloistered inside The Most Magical Place on Earth™, it means they get to go fishing on the same man-made lake with their teammates every day.

While the games officially started in late July, teams had to hunker down for weeks beforehand. To their credit, players haven’t complained too much about their bizarre situations, but isolation is difficult to handle no matter which theme park you happen to be quarantining inside. It started to wear on LeBron James as soon as Aug. 3, when he told reporters: “I miss the hell out of my family. My wife, my kids, my mother. And so on and so on. So, it’s a huge challenge.

That crushing loneliness should only be temporary. According to ESPN’s Adrian Wojnarowski, the NBA Players Association negotiated an agreement with the league to allow guests inside the bubble starting after the opening round of the playoffs.

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