Life at the NBA Bubble

The NBA season is gearing up to continue the 2019-20 NBA season. Their start date was announced to be July 30th with the New Orleans Pelicans and the Utah Jazz being the first team to face off at 3:30 PM and then followed by the Los Angeles Clippers and the Los Angeles Lakers playing at 7:30.

The players started to arrive in the Orlando bubble on July 10th. Each team is staying at a different resort on Disney World property. The Gran Destino Tower, Grand Floridian, and the Yacht Club are the resorts that the NBA has assigned to the teams. The top-seeded teams will stay at the Gran Destino Tower, middle seeds at the Grand Floridian, and the bottom seeds will stay in the Yacht Club. No matter where the players are staying, they are getting a great room and a great resort to stay at on Disney World property.

The Food

The food has been heavily scrutinized in the early days of the NBA Disney World bubble. Many players have been comparing it to airplane food.

Joel Embiid of the Philadelphia 76’ers jokes about the food. This admittingly doesn’t look like the most appetizing food.

Troy Daniels of the Denver Nuggets was the first player to share his food on social media. It will be interesting to see if the food quality does get better as the bubble goes on. But for now, this is what is being served to the players.

Although there have been a lot of players criticizing Disney for their food, Enes Kanter of the Boston Celtics had a positive take on the food.

Quinn Cook of the Los Angeles Lakers is another player who seems to be enjoying the food as well.

DeMarre Carroll of the Houston Rockets is also another player that is a fan of the food that the Disney staff has prepared.

All in all, the food doesn’t look too bad. I will admit it doesn’t look the best, but it is better than a lot of other places.

The Room

Rajon Rondo of the Los Angeles Lakers compared his room at the Gran Destino Towers to a Motel 6. The Gran Destino Tower is a $376 a night room while a Motel 6 is $50 but if he would rather stay there then the NBA should let him.

DeMarre Carroll and the Houston Rockets fashioned an extra room into a gym to stay healthy during the bubble.

This is the welcome kit that the NBA gave to each NBA player staying in the resort. This was shown by Ben McLemore of the Houston Rockets.

Enes Kanter did not seem too happy with his room in the Gran Destino Towers.

Donovan Mitchell of the Utah Jazz shows off the game room for the NBA players.

Terrence Ross of the Orlando Magic Gives a detailed look at the players room for the Yacht Club.

The rooms the players are staying at don’t seem very popular at all, but the players only rooms seem to be the most popular thing.

Activities

JJ Reddick of the New Orleans Pelicans shotguns a beer post practice and Meyers Leonard of the Miami Heat responds with his own shogun.

Pretty sure a majority of players will start gaming a lot more during the bubble life, here is Meyers Leonard’s set up.

A closer look to what went into creating the NBA bubble in Orlando.

LeBron James, Anthony Davis and Quinn Cook of the Los Angeles Lakers pulled up to the Park in NBA 2k 20 to run some threes in the bubble last night.

Deandre Ayton of the Phoenix Suns has a monitor in hand just after getting off the bus.

NBA Practices

The New Orleans Pelicans hit the floor this morning to get some practice in at the bubble on the Miami Heat floor.

Kemba Walker of the Boston Celtics gets some shots up as well.

The NBA shares a look of the courts being built, as well as the finished product for the bubble.

Luka Dončić of the Dallas Mavericks gets a nice trick shot to go in to have some fun after practice.

The Los Angeles Lakers get some shots up in the bubble as well.

Rajon Rondo suffers a fractured hand during practice, will be sidelined for six-eight weeks. Bummer he has to stay in his Motel 6 room for that long and with a fractured hand.

This has been a brief look into the NBA bubble life. It will be interesting to see how everything progresses. With the COVID-19 cases rising everyday in the state of Florida, how will it affect the NBA season? Will it even deter them from starting or will the NBA press on? These questions will be answered eventually, but for now, all we can do is enjoy the hilarious content the players continue to post as we get closer to some NBA basketball.

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