NBA players get their first look at the league’s provisional quarantine “bubble” at Florida’s Walt Disney World resort, and some players are not happy with their current live arrangement.
It is certain that they have not been shy to remove their jokes.
“This shit is ass, I won’t hold you,” said newly acquired Los Angeles Laker JR Smith yesterday on Instagram Live.
Smith was by far the most colorful in his comment on the bubble yesterday after the Lakers’ arrival in Orlando. He called the food the players were given “Lunchables” and even said on one occasion that he didn’t have a blanket in his room.
According to Smith, he revealed so much of the “bubble” that he received a text message that basically told him to leave his IG Live account.
Smith’s new teammate Rajon Rondo was the subject of many jokes after he compared his vacation room to one that would be in a Motel 6.
Some on social media said it was obvious that Rondo, a 14-year NBA veteran, had never seen a real Motel 6 room.
Players on other teams, such as Philadelphia 76ers star Joel Embiid, who showed up to Orlando in a HAZMAT suit, also complained about the installation at Disney World, saying he “definitely loses 50 pounds” in a photo on his Instagram story about the food he got.
Clippers forward Montrezl Harrell was not enjoying the food choice Either.
But the Houston Rockets DeMarre Carroll urged other players to “cover” the food and even called some around the league “boujee” for their liking.
While some players have hilariously ripped the “bubble” during the first few hours of their stay, others have been busy finding a silver lining.
Clippers guard Patrick Beverly showed his new innovations to his room.
“Bubble, what are you doing,” said Beverly, who showed that his room was equipped with an electronic system and a wardrobe full of white tees.
His backcourt buddy Lou Williams also chilled with a makeshift studio and countertop of snacks in his vacation room.
The conditions for the league to restart will almost certainly not be ideal for everyone. Especially in the wake of a pandemic still spiking In Florida.
But with a majority of the players now settling in Orlando, the words from Beverly have never been so accurate. Which or the lack of these players to embrace bubble life will be an interesting two-run to watch in the coming months.