NBA SEASON RESUMES AS BUBBLE IN EXPLODING BUBBLE, A PETRIE DISH FOR US TO WATCH
So NBA fans already know. The season is set to resume, and fairly soon. Normally, the BVA season would have already ended by now, the post-season included. But not this year. This year, we’re all stuck in the Coronavirus pandemic, social experiment, deadly times and political quagmire. So the normal NBA season ended back in March, with just about everything else. But it took quite some time to realize we would have more games this year. And all of that depends on the bubble in Orlando. But the bubble safety zone for the NBA players, coaches, support staff and others is in another, exploding bubble. And that is Coronavirus. The situation is a petrie dish like we’ve never seen before.
NO PLAYERS AVOIDING BUBBLE FACING ANY CRITICISM, JUST AS COVID EXPLODES IN FLORIDA
So if you didn’t already know, NBA players are NOT mandated to return for the teams they are allowing back to compete. They just won’t get paid. And everyone, liked really, everyone, is bending over backwards not to criticize anyone who is choosing to stay home. It’s pretty interesting. Maybe it’s because of the Covid situation and everyone understands the fear and concern. Maybe it’s the BLM movement after George Floyd’s death in Minnesota. Most NBA players have been deeply affected by it all. But what if this NBA “season” as petrie dish goes completely off the rails? What if this is the end of people’s career, their lives even?
NBA PLAYERS, THANKS FOR SHOWING UP, BUT STOP TWEETING HOW YOUR DIGS SUCK, OK?
It’s worth the question. Hopefully, the petrie dish answer won’t be realized with tragedy. Still, I’d like to hear less from NBA players on social media about how their hotel rooms suck. Or, oh my God, a dead cockroach. And really, the food sucks? Keep it real, guys. We all sort of “know” you’re privileged prima-donnas. But try harder not to remind us, K? Sure, you have a lot at risk for playing for us, with pay most of us can’t dream of for just a few weeks. But millions of us have lost our jobs, or fear we will soon. But, most of all, thanks for showing up. Basketball fans really need this. But stay safe.
And if your bubble in an exploding Coronavirus bubble as a Petrie dish pops, get the hell out of there.