Sixers will stay at Grand Floridian in Orlando
NBA groups and fans are very acquainted with the idea of house court advantage in the postseason. Now, in this crazy COVID-19 pandemic world we live in, the league is presenting the idea of simply plain home benefit. Per a report from The Athletic’s Shams Charania, the league will be housing teams at Disney hotels in Orlando based upon existing seeding (note the typo on “Gran” Destino):.
I certainly understand the thinking behind grouping the teams probably to stick around for the longest time period at what is considered the primary place, but that hasn’t stopped the jokes from flying around the finest rooming accommodations going to the very best teams. The Knicks will be remaining in the swimming pool shed behind the skimmers and bins of MAXBlue tablets. These groupings will likewise be appropriate because groups will play their exhibition video games leading up to the resumption of the regular season versus challengers from the exact same hotel. Offer me another chapter in the Embiid vs. Westbrook beef, please.
Despite hotel, the NBA is doing its best to guarantee all of these folks will be treated well throughout the board. Here’s a tasting of the amenities paid for to players within the bubble environment:.
My favorite part is the idea of gamers going to other games where no fans are in presence and just mercilessly heckling people for all to hear. The 2nd is the wheeling and dealing bound to happen to figure out which barbers, and so on are permitted to participate in, as those will be chosen collectively with the NBPA. You know LeBron is bringing his person from The Store into the bubble. The 3rd is Marvel superfans being additional salty that NBA players will get to see new releases ahead of the public. Lastly, players need to deal with playing cards after usage in one session and “sufficient packs of cards will be readily available.” Knowing just how much hoopers play cards, I can just envision a room appearing like the Cavern of Marvels in Aladdin filled to the ceiling with playing cards.
Still, for all the fantastic things available to players at the school, man’s best pal will not be among them. Poor Klaus Hinkie.
Let’s quickly run down a few of the other bottom lines from the handbook, much of which is covered by Shams in his post on The Athletic, so I would suggest you consider that a full perusal.
The NBA’s handbook was 113 pages long so there’s lots of other details, but it seems like the league will have its hands full to bring pro basketball back into our lives.