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2020 NBA Bubble

2020 NBA Bubble
Disney's Wide World of Sports (7426504780).jpg
An aerial view of the ESPN Wide World of Sports Complex at Walt Disney World, the site of the NBA Bubble games
LeagueNational Basketball Association
SportBasketball
Duration
  • Exhibition scrimmages:
    July 22-28, 2020
  • Regular season "seeding" games:
    July 30 - August 14, 2020
  • Play-in tournament:
    August 15, 2020
  • NBA playoffs:
    August 17 - September 30, 2020
  • NBA Finals:
    September 30 - October 11, 2020
Number of teams22
Average attendance0 (held behind closed doors)
TV partner(s)ABC, TNT, ESPN, NBA TV
Regular season seeding games
Top seedMilwaukee Bucks (East)
Los Angeles Lakers (West)
Season MVPDamian Lillard (Portland)
Top scorerDamian Lillard (Portland)
Playoffs
Eastern championsMiami Heat
  Eastern runners-upBoston Celtics
Western championsLos Angeles Lakers
  Western runners-upDenver Nuggets
Finals
ChampionsLos Angeles Lakers
Finals MVPLeBron James
NBA seasons

The 2020 NBA Bubble, also referred to as the Disney Bubble[1][2] or Orlando Bubble,[3][4] was the isolation zone at Walt Disney World in Bay Lake, Florida, near Orlando, that was created by the National Basketball Association (NBA) to protect its players from the COVID-19 pandemic during the final eight games of the 2019-20 regular season and throughout the 2020 NBA playoffs. Twenty-two of the thirty NBA teams were invited to participate, with games being held behind closed doors at the ESPN Wide World of Sports Complex and the teams staying at Disney World hotels.[5]

The bubble was a $190 million investment by the NBA to protect its 2019-20 season, which was initially suspended by the pandemic on March 11, 2020.[6][7] The bubble recouped an estimated $1.5 billion in revenue.[7] In June, the NBA approved the plan to resume the season at Disney World, inviting the 22 teams that were within six games of a playoff spot when the season was suspended. Although initially receiving a mixed reaction from players and coaches,[8] the teams worked together to use the bubble as a platform for the Black Lives Matter movement.[9]

After playing three exhibition scrimmages inside the bubble in late July, the invited teams played eight additional regular season games to determine playoff seeding.[10][11]The playoffs began on August 17, and the NBA Finals began on September 30. The season ended on October 11 when the Los Angeles Lakers defeated the Miami Heat in six games.

Suspension of the season

On March 11, 2020, the NBA announced the suspension of the 2019-20 season following Utah Jazz center Rudy Gobert testing positive for COVID-19 hours before the Jazz road game against the Oklahoma City Thunder.[12] On June 4, the NBA Board of Governors approved 29-1 (with the lone dissenter being the Portland Trail Blazers) resuming the 2019-20 season in Orlando, Florida at Walt Disney World, after prior consideration of Las Vegas and Houston as potential spots.[13] On June 5, the National Basketball Players Association (NBPA) approved negotiations with the NBA.[14]

Resumption of the season

On June 17 , 2020, the NBA released a medical protocol to be used during the season restart in the bubble to ensure the health and safety of players, coaches, officials, and staff.[15][16] This protocol included regular testing for COVID-19 prior to and throughout the season restart, wearing a face covering or mask, and physical distancing to prevent an outbreak of COVID-19 from occurring. Also, players and coaches deemed "high-risk individuals" by their team, or players who had already suffered season-ending injuries prior to season suspension, would not be permitted to play and would also not lose any salary. Any player medically cleared could also decline to participate but would lose their corresponding paychecks.[17]

The protocol outlined six phases to ensure a smooth transition into the bubble and a successful end to the season:

  • Phase 1 of the plan ran from June 16 to 22, consisting of players traveling back to the home cities of their respective teams.
  • In Phase 2 from June 23 to June 30, COVID-19 tests began being administered to players every other day.
  • In Phase 3 from July 1 to July 11, mandatory individual workouts were conducted at team facilities, but group workouts were prohibited.[15]
  • Phase 4 was from July 7 to July 21, consisting of the teams traveling to Disney World and conducting practices. Any player who tested positive in the previous phases could not travel until being medically cleared to do so. Once teams arrived in Orlando, players and staff were isolated in their rooms, required to pass two polymerase chain reaction (PCR) tests 24 hours apart before being let out of this quarantine.[15] Players and staff were regularly tested for COVID-19 afterwards throughout the season. A player who tested positive was isolated and re-tested in case of a false positive; if COVID-19 was definitely confirmed, he was quarantined for at least 14 days to recover.[17] Players and staff were not permitted into another's room, nor were they able to socialize with players on other teams staying at a different hotel building. They had access to food and recreational activities within their hotel's bubble, but they had to wear masks indoors except when eating. Anybody who left the bubble without prior approval had to be quarantined for at least 10 days.[17]
  • During Phase 5 from July 22 to 29, teams played three scrimmages against the other teams staying at the same hotel.
  • During Phase 6, as the regular season seeding games and playoffs were underway and teams began to be eliminated from contention, players and staff on those clubs must pass one final COVID-19 test before they could leave Disney World.[17]

With fans not being permitted to attend in person, the NBA installed 17-foot (5.2 m) screens on the courts to display multimedia content and a mosaic of virtual spectators powered by Microsoft Teams.[18]

On July 30, the season resumed as planned, with the Utah Jazz defeating the New Orleans Pelicans and the Los Angeles Lakers defeating the Los Angeles Clippers.[19][20][21][22] The games are to be played across three Disney venues at the ESPN Wide World of Sports Complex: the HP Field House, the Visa Athletic Center and The AdventHealth Arena.[23]

The NBA launched an advertising campaign, "It's a Whole New Game", to promote the resumption.[24]

Proposal for a second bubble

A second bubble to be hosted in Chicago was briefly considered by the NBA for the eight teams not invited to the bubble so they would also have some sort competitive play instead of merely sitting out the entire time from March 2020 to the start of the 2020-21 season in December,[25] referred to as the "Delete Eight",[26][27][28][29] but ultimately the plan fell through.[30] Although it was reported that the eight teams would have an opportunity to join the NBA Bubble in Orlando following the playoffs, this also did not work out.[31][32]

On August 20, 2020, the NBA and NBPA announced an agreement where the eight teams could have voluntary group workouts at their respective practice facilities from September 4 to October 10.[33]

Rules

The NBA produced a rule book of more than 100 pages to protect its players in an attempt to salvage the remainder of the season. Rules include isolation periods, testing requirements, and the potential for financial penalties. Any players subject to isolation periods when a game was scheduled had to forego participating in the game to complete their isolation. The NBA had a hotline allowing people to anonymously report players who broke the rules of the bubble, which players referred to as the "snitch hotline".[34][35][36] Players always had to wear masks, with eating and exercise being exceptions.[37] Additionally, staff working at these facilities had to wear masks and gloves at all times, though the staff were not required to quarantine.[38] Players were not required to join the bubble, and at least ten players declined to join their teams.[39] Nobody was allowed to have guests, and all food was prepared within the bubble. Only four players were cited for violating the rules of the bubble: Lou Williams, Richaun Holmes, Bruno Caboclo, and Danuel House.[40][41]

Disney MagicBands

Players were allowed to use many of the Disney facilities, such as pools, golf courses, bicycles, gaming areas, barbers, bowling, ping pong, and spa services.[42]RFID "MagicBands" (normally used by Walt Disney World for hotel keys and other admissions and personalization features at park attractions) were utilized as a check-in and contact tracing mechanism, and could be used to restrict access to practice facilities and courts if one had not completed a daily health monitoring review.[43][44]

Impact on media production

National broadcaster ESPN, in partnership with the NBA and the league's other broadcaster Turner, set up a 100-plus camera infrastructure surrounding the three arenas being used at the ESPN Wide World of Sports Complex. The national broadcasts also had additional cameras to provide new angles, including a "rail cam" at the side of the court, and free-throw line cameras. ESPN and Turner production staff and some on-air hosts were present inside the "bubble". ESPN and Turner had many announcers, play-by-play, color, and other commentators physically present to call bubble games. For regional broadcasters, live feeds were been fed to their respective studio for calling and broadcasting.[45]

While most ESPN and Turner announcers were in the bubble, 79-year-old Turner play-by-play commentator Marv Albert and 87-year-old ESPN color commentator Hubie Brown declined to participate citing their advanced ages as potential risks for severe illness from COVID-19.[46]

Effectiveness

The bubble proved to be extremely effective at preventing the spread of COVID-19. Leading up to the resumption of play on July 30, there were two consecutive weeks of zero players testing positive for COVID-19.[47][48]

This streak was continued after play resumed, with five consecutive weeks of zero players testing positive for COVID-19 as of August 19. Close friends and family of players and coaches began to be admitted to the bubble starting on August 31.[49]

On October 11, the season concluded with zero cases of COVID-19 in the bubble for its entire duration.

Reaction

The decision by the NBA to enact bubble play had initially received mixed reaction from its players and coaches, with some players referring to it as a prison sentence. Other players complained about the food, with Philadelphia 76ers center Joel Embiid showing his meal and said that he was "definitely losing 50 lbs," as a reference to fan gripe regarding his weight affecting his on-court performance.[8][50] After arriving in the bubble, Orlando Magic forward Aaron Gordon said it felt "strange," while Utah Jazz guard Mike Conley Jr. described the feeling as "surreal."[51] Near the end of the regular season, NBA Commissioner Adam Silver stated that the bubble was "better than what we had envisioned."[52]

Miami Heat forward Jimmy Butler used the opportunity to start a coffee shop in the bubble, where he charged $20 per cup.[53] Butler was also one of few players to make the decision not to allow his family to visit in the bubble, stating that his time in the bubble was a "business trip."[54][55]

Several players, including Paul George, also commented on how being in the bubble affected their mental health.[56]

Schedule

The bubble followed the schedule below:[57]

Stage/Round Dates
Training camp July 9-11
Scrimmages July 22-28
Seeding games (regular season) July 30-August 14
Play-in tournaments (if necessary) August 15-16
NBA Playoffs First Round August 17-September 21
Family and guests of teams arrive August 31
Conference Semifinals August 31-September 13
Conference Finals September 15-28
NBA Finals September 30-October 11
1 Originally August 17-30, but the boycott delay meant that the last first-round game, Game 7 between Oklahoma City and Houston, was played on September 2.[58][59]

Venues and bases

In addition to the three venues in the ESPN Wide World of Sports Complex which were hosting games, three official Disney resorts were chosen to host the teams, with the teams being arranged based on their respective records prior to entering the bubble. Although teams competed in the same campus, bubble games maintained the home and away structure of a traditional NBA season. Game feeds had been augmented in real-time to insert graphics on the court's floor such as the "home" team's logo, their real venue's name, and advertising, similar to National Football League (NFL) broadcast's 1st & Ten line.[60][61]

Aerial photo of the blue NBA Bubble fence through Disney's Grand Floridian. This fence isolated player lodging.
Location Type Area Role
AdventHealth Arena Venue ESPN Wide World of Sports Complex Primary court, used for nationally-televised games, including all games from the conference finals onward.[62][63][64]
HP Field House Venue ESPN Wide World of Sports Complex Secondary court, to be used until the conference finals.[64]
Visa Athletic Center Venue ESPN Wide World of Sports Complex Tertiary court, used primarily for non-national games.[64]
Disney's Grand Floridian Resort and Spa Base Magic Kingdom Resort Area Hosted the Orlando Magic, Oklahoma City Thunder, Philadelphia 76ers, Houston Rockets, Indiana Pacers, Dallas Mavericks, Brooklyn Nets, and Memphis Grizzlies. The Portland Trail Blazers also moved into the Grand Floridian after qualifying for the NBA playoffs.
Disney's Yacht Club Resort Base Epcot Resort Area Hosted the Portland Trail Blazers, Sacramento Kings, New Orleans Pelicans, San Antonio Spurs, Phoenix Suns, and Washington Wizards.
Disney's Coronado Springs Resort Base/Practice Facility Animal Kingdom Resort Area Hosted the Los Angeles Lakers, Milwaukee Bucks, Toronto Raptors, Los Angeles Clippers, Boston Celtics, Denver Nuggets, Utah Jazz, and Miami Heat at the Gran Destino Tower. All teams' respective practice courts are also located inside the convention center.

Teams/Results

There were 22 teams that were invited to the bubble: the 16 teams in playoff position and the six teams within six games of playoff position, with their seeding and overall records.[57]

Seeding

Notes

  • z - Clinched best record in the league
  • c - Clinched best record in the conference
  • y - Clinched division title
  • x - Clinched playoff spot
  • o - Eliminated from playoff contention
  • * - Division winner

Play-In

Western Conference: (8) Portland Trail Blazers vs. (9) Memphis Grizzlies

As the eighth seed, Portland had to win one game, while Memphis had to win two.

August 15
2:30pm
Memphis Grizzlies 122, Portland Trail Blazers 126
Scoring by quarter: 19-31, 33-27, 42-31, 28-37
Pts: Ja Morant 35
Rebs: Jonas Valan?i?nas 17
Asts: Kyle Anderson 9
Pts: Damian Lillard 31
Rebs: Jusuf Nurki? 21
Asts: Damian Lillard 10
Portland wins series 1-0
HP Field House, ESPN Wide World of Sports Complex, Walt Disney World, Bay Lake, Florida
Referees: James Capers, Pat Fraher, and Tony Brown

Playoffs

  First Round Conference Semifinals Conference Finals NBA Finals
                                     
E1 Milwaukee* 4  
E8 Orlando 1  
  E1 Milwaukee* 1  
  E5 Miami* 4  
E4 Indiana 0
E5 Miami* 4  
  E5 Miami* 4  
Eastern Conference
  E3 Boston 2  
E3 Boston 4  
E6 Philadelphia 0  
  E3 Boston 4
  E2 Toronto* 3  
E2 Toronto* 4
E7 Brooklyn 0  
  E5 Miami* 2
  W1 LA Lakers* 4
W1 LA Lakers* 4  
W8 Portland 1  
  W1 LA Lakers* 4
  W4 Houston* 1  
W4 Houston* 4
W5 Oklahoma City 3  
  W1 LA Lakers* 4
Western Conference
  W3 Denver* 1  
W3 Denver* 4  
W6 Utah 3  
  W3 Denver* 4
  W2 LA Clippers 3  
W2 LA Clippers 4
W7 Dallas 2  

* Division winner
Bold Series winner

Seeding Games awards

Awards for play during the seeding games were also announced, with Damian Lillard named Player of the Seeding Games after averaging 37.6 points per game.[65]

Seeding Games awards
Award Recipient(s)
Seeding Games MVP Damian Lillard (Portland Trail Blazers)
Coach of the Seeding Games Monty Williams (Phoenix Suns)
All-Seeding Games First Team Devin Booker (Phoenix Suns)
Luka Don?i? (Dallas Mavericks)
James Harden (Houston Rockets)
Damian Lillard (Portland Trail Blazers)
T. J. Warren (Indiana Pacers)
All-Seeding Games Second Team Giannis Antetokounmpo (Milwaukee Bucks)
Kawhi Leonard (Los Angeles Clippers)
Caris LeVert (Brooklyn Nets)
Michael Porter Jr. (Denver Nuggets)
Kristaps Porziis (Dallas Mavericks)

Activism

With the George Floyd protests ongoing, the NBA, the NBPA, and the teams worked together to use the bubble as a platform for the Black Lives Matter movement. During warmups and while sitting on the bench, players wore T-shirts with large print and the text "Black Lives Matter." This phrase was also painted in large font on all official basketball courts being used for gameplay. Additionally, players were allowed the option to replace the names on the backs of their jerseys with a meaningful statement of their choice in support of the Black Lives Matter movement.[9] The national anthem has been pre-recorded in advance exclusively by African American artists. Thus far, Jonathan Isaac was the first player to stand during the national anthem and to elect not to wear a Black Lives Matter warm-up shirt, citing religious reasons for his decision.[66] Other players respected his decision, even if they disagreed with him.[67]Miami Heat player Meyers Leonard also chose to stand with his hand over his heart. His reasoning came down to his support for the military.[68]San Antonio Spurs coaches Gregg Popovich, an outspoken supporter of Black Lives Matter,[69] and Becky Hammon also chose to stand for their own reasons.[70]Sean Roberts, a Republican member of the Oklahoma House of Representatives, threatened to pull tax breaks for the Oklahoma City Thunder if they kneeled.[71][72] All of the players and coaches from both the Thunder and the opposing Utah Jazz kneeled anyway.[73]

In response to the shooting of Jacob Blake in Kenosha, Wisconsin, the Milwaukee Bucks boycotted Game 5 of their series against the Orlando Magic on August 26. Later that day, the NBA announced that in light of the Bucks' decision, all games for the day were postponed.[74] The NBPA held a meeting to address the situation regarding the boycott, where the Los Angeles Lakers and Los Angeles Clippers voted not to play the remainder of the season. Every other team, however, voted to continue playing.[75] On August 27, the players agreed to continue the playoffs, but all games scheduled for that night would be postponed as well.[76] The playoffs were resumed on August 29, after the NBA and NBPA agreed on three commitments for social justice reform efforts, including opening up arenas as voting centers in the upcoming election.[77]

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