By Timothy Ainebyona,guest writer
Different NBA players and coaches have come out to express varying sentiments and opinions about the unprecedented experience of being cut off from their families, as the league continues to near its resumption. Just over two weeks remain until the Regular Season, which was interrupted by measures designed to combat the spread of the coronavirus is resumed. In an effort to protect stakeholders, the NBA decided to have players enclosed in what has been described as a “bubble” at the ESPN Wide World of Sports Complex, located in Disney World in Orlando, Florida.
A total of twenty-two teams have relocated to homes and courts in three resort locations; Grand Destino Tower, Grand Floridian, and Yacht Club. In interviews with ESPN, some, like Dallas Mavericks coach Rick Carlisle have a good attitude about the unique circumstances and even gone as far as saying the “accommodations are terrific” Others, though, such as Utah Jazz Guard Joe Ingles have lamented about not being able to be with his family.
Sacramento Kings Guard Da’Aaron Fox, however, was positive about the facilities provided to the players,being quoted as saying “You can focus on the social injustice stuff while hanging out with your teammates and doing other stuff”, as was Miami Heat Coach Erik Spoelstra,who admitted that though the first few days had been abnormal, his team was “confident and pleased with the protocols NBA had the plans they’ve put in place”