Lots of options to furnish the days at the NBA campus

basketball: - 16-07-20

(Lake Buena Vista) All teams on the NBA campus have played golf. At most of them, at least a few players went fishing. Others went on a boat tour.  

Bowling is an option for a few hours, most evenings.

Later this week, barbers will enter the “bubble”.

On the hiking trail, there are almost always coaches or players.

Sometimes there is even basketball, imagine yourself.

Disney has become the second home for much of the NBA, and efforts are being made to make things entertaining, to say the least.

A total of 22 teams have been there for about a week. The minimum stay will be one month - much longer for teams that will make long streaks in the playoffs, however.

"We are just trying to keep our days going well," said Clippers coach Doc Rivers. Get the most out of this Disney life. "

It’s not ideal, for obvious reasons. Players and coaches are far from their families. There are daily reminders of the pandemic, via tests to detect COVID-19.

The league is trying to make the days go faster, offering several activities.

Denver turned a day off into pool training this week.

"You can always strengthen your team spirit even more," said Nuggets coach Michael Malone.

Golf is very popular; a new player-only practice area is expected to open on Saturday. Some players who are not very keen on this sport like Goran Dragic, of the Heat, thought that they could try that, why not.

"Mentally, it will be good for me to have something else in mind," said Dragic, whose wife and children have returned to Slovenia, where the family comes from. I'm trying something new. "

Some players cracked the food at the start, but the complaints decreased.

At Disney, people in quarantine receive three meals left outside their door every day.

The teams have dining rooms; menus are developed in part by their own staff and dietitians. There are delivery options and room service offering everything from bisques to steaks to flourless chocolate cakes.

"It's not a five-star restaurant. But if you're talking about good food that you can eat and enjoy, I think it is, said Pelicans coach Alvin Gentry.

“We don't eat in fine porcelain. The containers are biodegradable, and I find that very clever. And there is no cutlery - it would be a threat to spread the virus. "