Sport NBA Restart: All of the NBA Bubble's amazing quirks, ranked from cool to absolutely absurd
LeBron James won't shut down phone during NBA's restart
James said social media provides him with a way to keep up with his family. If the Lakers make it to the NBA finals, James could be in the Orlando "bubble" for three and a half months — the longest he's ever been apart from his wife and three kids.The Lakers star normally leaves social media during the postseason to maximize his focus, but because of the coronavirus pandemic, James said his self-imposed ritual will change.
The NBA has essentially turned the end of its season into one glorified AAU tournament between 22 of its remaining teams. And they’re all stuck in a Disney World bubble until their season is over.
There’s always a silver lining, though. And our silver lining here is all the amazing little quirks the NBA’s bubble is bringing us — some pretty cool and some absurdly weird.
The concept of playing in a bubble is strange on it’s own, but the league has added all of these other elements to it that just make it even stranger.
Markelle Fultz reports to Orlando restart after non-coronavirus delay
He was delayed for non-coronavirus reasons.Fultz did not ride the bus with teammates to the NBA’s restart campus in Orlando, he had a non-coronavirus matter to attend to, but he is there now reports Josh Robbins of the Orlando Sentinel.
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Rajon Rondo traveling to Florida, will rehab thumb closer to NBA bubble before rejoining team .
Rajon Rondo isn’t fully recovered and ready to rejoin the Los Angeles Lakers after suffering a fracture in his right thumb. Rondo will travel to Florida on Wednesday, Lakers coach Frank Vogel announced on Tuesday, to continue his rehab closer to the NBA bubble at Walt Disney World. “He’s making his way to Florida tomorrow and will spend a certain period of time outside the bubble before he’s reintegrated inside of the bubble,” Vogel said, via ESPN. Rondo fractured thumb in practiceRondo suffered a fractured right thumb in one of the first practices the Lakers had inside the bubble nearly three weeks ago, and left the bubble to undergo surgery on his hand.