Episode 001 - Inside and outside the NBA bubble
Marv Albert will not go into the bubble. Turner’s lead NBA announcer, told the New York post that he was getting fired up to take part in the NBA’s plan to restart its season in July but “had second thoughts” after coronavirus cases spiked in Florida.
The NBA is planning to sequester teams, reporters, announcers and related staff on Walt Disney World’s campus until a champion is crowned in the fall. Aside from increasing COVID-19 cases critics say staff who will have the ability to come and go as they please will pop the bubble before it inflates.
Delegations capped at 35 people per team for the 22 clubs that have been invited to the N.B.A.’s planned restart
The idea is to limit traveling back and forth among their assigned team hotels, seven practice facilities and the three arenas used for games at the complex
A 33-page player handbook sent to teams In June also details about entertainment options, recreational activities and personal services inside the bubble.
The players were facing $645 million in lost salary if the games didn’t resume. all 22 teams in the bubble will play 8 games before the postseason begins. These 88 games reduce the salary loss by $300 million.
If successful, the two teams that reach the finals will be there for three months.
In other Basketball news
LeBron James and Maverick Carter have secured $100 million to form SpringHill Co., which will combine their three existing businesses: SpringHill Entertainment, Uninterrupted and Robot, Bloomberg's Jason Kelly reports.
The $100 million will allow James and Carter to vastly expand a media business centered around diverse content creators, as well as athlete empowerment.