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NBA Twitter roasts Disney bubble's food options

NBA Twitter roasts Disney bubble's food options

As players and team personnel made their way to Walt Disney World in Florida, everyone in the basketball world got a small taste for what life inside the NBA bubble is like. 

Thanks to Nuggets wing Troy Daniels posting a picture of his dinner spread provided to him by The Grand Destino Tower, NBA Twitter got their chance to produce one of its patented meme storms. And boy did they not disappoint. 

First, the picture that started it all:

And here come the memes:

According to ESPN's Malika Andrews on The Hoop Collective podcast, residents within the bubble have numerous food options left at their door three times a day (8 a.m., 12 p.m. and 6 p.m.). Instead of asking each person what they would like, the staff just gives them every option to avoid contaminating their food. 

"Efficient? No," Andrews said. "Wasteful? Possibly. Sanitary? Yes."

Players will not have to live off room-delivered meals for the entirety of their stay inside the bubble, however. According to an NBA spokesperson, once players clear quarantine, they will be permitted to eat at a number of restaurants on campus.

“During the required quarantine period when teams first arrive to the NBA Campus at Orlando, meals are delivered directly to hotel rooms," the league said in a statement. "Each of the 22 NBA teams were paired with a Disney culinary team, who meets with each NBA team’s nutritionists regularly to create menus to support specific team needs. After clearing quarantine, players will also have access to various restaurants on campus and delivery options to choose from. Players will receive three meals a day and four meals on gamedays. There is never a shortage of food options – players can always request additional food by speaking with their team nutritionists.”

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Given the already questionable living conditions in the WNBA bubble, making light of the situation seemed to be the theme of the night. 

Fans can rest easy knowing that there were options involving meat and protein for players. Nets guard Chris Chiozza posted a picture with far more food groups in his meal than Daniels did. 

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As far as memes go though, Tuesday night was a good one for NBA fans. 

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Ish Smith is a huge fan of Disney World, is looking forward to living there in NBA's restart

Ish Smith is a huge fan of Disney World, is looking forward to living there in NBA's restart

Ish Smith has more to look forward to when it comes to the NBA's restart in Orlando, FL besides just getting back to work. He gets to live at Disney World, one of his favorite places in the world.

Smith says he absolutely loves going there and has lost count of how many times he has been. 

"I'm a huge fan of Disney World," he said. "I've been probably double figures. Probably like 10 or 11 times."

Smith, 32, played for the Orlando Magic in 2012 and 2013, so he was close to the Disney World resort where the NBA will convene for their restart bubble very soon. That gave him easy access to Disney World as well as Universal Studios, which he would also frequent.

"I wasn't playing much, so [Magic fans] didn't know who I was. But I went so many times, they started knowing me on a first-name basis," Smith said.

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Smith went as recently as last year with a big group of family members including his siblings and their kids. He can attest to how exhausting it can be to walk the entire campus and see all the attractions you want to see.

"It is tiring, though, I will tell you that. Going as a fan is tiring because you wake up early in the morning; eight o'clock. And you don't come home until about six or seven o'clock [at night]. You're on your feet all day long," he said.

Smith noted this time will be different, now that it's technically a business trip. He and the Wizards will be staying in the Yacht Club hotel along with other teams like the Kings, Pelicans and Blazers. But they won't be able to roam as freely around Disney World as they would otherwise be able to in normal times due to the coronavirus pandemic.

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Smith understands all that, but he is still looking forward to getting down there. He doesn't have a wife or kids, so he didn't have to factor in exposing his family to the virus in quite the same way as many of his peers.

He can mostly just look forward to playing basketball at a place he happens to really enjoy. Now he just has to make sure he's ready to get on the plane on Tuesday.

"I'm gonna be honest with you, man. I'm in the first stages of trying to pack. I just left CVS and just got two of everything. I feel like Noah's Ark," he said.

"I actually gotta go to Target, y'all. I'm no pretty boy, but I want to make sure I look presentable so my mom and dad don't disown me."

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PHOTOS: First look at NBA courts in Disney bubble

PHOTOS: First look at NBA courts in Disney bubble

It's no secret the NBA's restart in Orlando presents a significant logistical challenge for everyone involved, and on Thursday, we got a glimpse into some of the setup going on in the bubble.

The NBA posted photos of teams' practice courts being laid down in their respective resorts and it's definitely a sight to behold. 

Everything about the 2019-20 season is unique so starting a sentence with, "When have you ever seen something like 'X' before" has become a broken record. 

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But, like, seriously. When have you ever seen that many courts laid down side-to-side like that? Especially given the fact that they're all these high-quality, clean NBA courts that most of us have never played on in our lives. 

There's just some crazy stuff going on down in that Orlando bubble. Hopefully, it all results in safely conducted games and an NBA champion crowned at the end of it, of course with no asterisk necessary. 

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