NBA players not impressed with food options inside Orlando bubble

Jul 8 2020, 5:34 pm

Teams are slowly beginning to trickle into the NBA bubble at Disney World in Orlando.

With players wearing masks upon arrival, the No. 1 priority for the league is to keep their prized athletes safe and healthy in order to complete the NBA season.

Players are required to self-quarantine for the first 48 hours, with food being delivered to their rooms.

NBA players are millionaire athletes used to the good life on the road, staying at five-star hotels and eating at expensive restaurants.

So that’s why the early reviews of the food offerings at Disney are raising eyebrows.

Players don’t seem impressed.

Denver Nuggets guard Troy Daniels shared photos of his first meal inside the bubble on Instagram, which resembled airline food.

Similarly, Brooklyn Nets guard Chris Chiozza wasn’t loving the bubble life quite so much when his meal arrived either.

Fans on social media were reminded of the Fyre Festival, for obvious reasons, though it appeared the Los Angeles Lakers had a better experience as evidenced by photos posted by LeBron James and Kyle Kuzma.

Still, it could be worse.

This is what Toronto FC defender Omar Gonzalez was treated to in the MLS bubble last week:

There’s good news coming according to New York Times sportswriter Marc Stein, who says that player meals will be improved after they complete their 48-hour quarantine.

The NBA is scheduled to restart its season on July 30 at Disney World’s ESPN Wide World of Sports Complex, without fans in attendance. The defending champion Toronto Raptors will play their first game against LeBron and the Lakers on August 1.

The Raptors, who set up camp at Florida Gulf Coast University in Fort Myers, will make the short trip to Orlando tomorrow.

Until then, they seem to be enjoying themselves.

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