What is everyone’s favorite NBA bubble pastime? Fishing.
What are NBA players doing to pass the time inside the bubble? We know it’s not attending poolside DJ sets (unless you’re Dwight Howard). There’s been some golf and some cornhole games, but what are guys really doing with their time?
Fishing allowed on Lake Buena Vista on the Walt Disney World property, and NBA players are taking advantage. The most discussed NBA fisherman so far Philadelphia’s Ben Simmons — not because he caught something, but because he literally can’t throw a fish in the water standing next to a lake.
(Insert your own joke about that looking like Simmons’ jump shot here.)
Simmons is not alone. Paul George caught a good-sized fish.
So did Luka Doncic.
🇺🇸 Nuggets and Mavs are off today. Doncic spent his day off going fishing, even if he doesn’t like eating fish— Davide Chinellato (@dchinellato) July 13, 2020
🇮🇹 Denver e Dallas oggi non si allenano. Doncic ne ha approfittato per andare a pescare, anche se ieri ha rivelato che il pesce non gli piace #NBA pic.twitter.com/tjvsFrRp75
Doncic’s teammate Boban Marjanovic caught one as well, but it’s hard to tell if the fish is that small or Boban is just so huge it throws the perspective off.
Houston’s Ben McLemore and Robert Covington picked up the rod and reel.
And then there is the Clippers Montrezl Harrell teaching Patrick Beverley how to fish while Lou Williams looks on.
This is all catch and release — nobody gets to take this back to the poolside grill, clean it, and cook it up. Just hope for the fish’s sake it’s not Ben Simmons doing the releasing.