The NBA Bubble

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Jordyn Fulcher, Writer

COVID-19 hit the NBA by surprise. Midseason the NBA had to pause and quarantine just like the rest of the world. As the world opens back up so do Sports, NBA players are back on the court and playing hard in the NBA bubble.

 

The NBA bubble, also known as the Disney bubble, in Walt Disney World is where the NBA is isolating to help prevent the spread of COVID-19. The bubble is 200,000 square feet. there are 3 arenas and 3 hotels.  22 teams, out of 30 were invited such as the Portland trailblazers, and Phenix suns,  who were competing for the 8th spot I the west, even though the Phoenix suns went 8-0 they, unfortunately, did not make it to the playoffs.

 

While in the bubble the NBA takes a strong stance on social justice. Players have decided to focus on social issues like including access to voting in their arenas, promoting civic engagement. They also have advocated against systemic racism and police brutality, by boycotting games in response to the police shooting of a Black man, Jacob Blake in Kenosha, Wis.

 

Heading into the end of the playoffs there are 4 teams left. Miami Heat, Boston Celtics, LA Lakers, and Denver Nuggets. Since COVID the NBA has been busy with Playoffs games and players using their platforms to speak on what is important.