Photos: First look at NBA Orlando bubble facilities, courts
Going to Disney World
The NBA hopes to complete its 2019-20 season and crown a champion by way of a 22-team restart in a bubble environment at Walt DIsney World Resort in Orlando, Fla.
In pursuit of that goal, the league has enumerated 113 pages of health and safety guidelines for the bubble, and various adapted transactional and competitive rule amendments to accommodate the 22 teams making the trip.
Now, we have our first peek into what the bubble will actually look like. Enclosed, find imagery distributed by the league, which depicts the facilities the 22 teams convening in July will be working with.
Change of scenery
The NBA plans to host its 22-team restart at the ESPN Wide World of Sports Complex at Walt Disney World Resort in Orlando, Fla. The complex contains three arenas that will house games at the resort.
In addition to training rooms at each team’s hotel for pre- and post-practice stretching, treatment, rehabilitation activities and physical therapy, players will have daily access to weight rooms during their team’s three-hour practice block.
Players will also have access to open gyms for miscellaneous shooting upon request and subject to availability. Those, the league said in its manual distributed to players, will act as a “shared resource.”
This is an overall view of the court for the NBA Restart 2020. Since multiple teams will be using the courts, they have a generic NBA look.
Black Lives Matter
The league is using the restart to amplify social justice messages, giving players the option to put different messages on the back of their jerseys. This also includes Black Lives Matter on the court.