The NBA has gone all-out in the Orlando bubble. They’ve really done an outstanding job and put a terrific effort to, once again, be two or three steps ahead of the rest of all the major sports leagues in the world.
Even so, all that hard effort from the NBA, Disney, all the staff, coaches, and players can go to waste in the blink of an eye. That’s why people are so scared about the resumption of the season, as it’ll take a full commitment and massive effort from everybody involved to work.
That being said, Charles Barkley isn’t completely sold on the bubble idea, not because it’s not great but because a player from a non-contending team can try to sneak someone in his room to fulfill his most basic needs.
“Some player is gonna get busted. Probably a month in, some fool is going to try to sneak somebody in and you know security is so tight, you know you really can’t sneak anybody in. But somebody’s gonna get busted. And they’re gonna be embarrassed and all but listen: I guarantee that the good teams are not going to do it. It’s going to be somebody on a bad team that got no chance of winning. I don’t think it’ll be the Bucks, the Lakers, or the Clippers because they’re the big favorites, they can win this thing. But I guarantee you that a couple of bottom-feeders, they’re might try to do something stupid,” Barkley said in Colin Cowherd’s show.
Barkley’s argument actually makes a lot of sense. NBA players are used to living life their own way and getting what they want when they want it.
Even so, hopefully this won’t be the case and all NBA players are going to live by the minimum standards and commitment everybody’s expecting out of them. At the end of the day, they’ll be living in a top-tier hotel for a couple of months with tons of entertainment, a chef, and the chance to win an NBA Championship.