Players reach Orlando bubble ahead of NBA training camps

  • Friday 10, July 2020 09:15 AM
Sharjah 24 – AFP: NBA players have started arriving in Orlando to face life in the league's "bubble" at Walt Disney World ahead of Thursday's start of training camp workouts.
Airplane-style food trays have brought mixed reviews as 22 teams prepare to restart a 2019-20 season that was shut down March 11 when Utah's Rudy Gobert tested positive for COVID-19.

Players are tested for coronavirus upon arrival at the quarantined zone designed to prevent outbreaks even as Florida becomes one of the latest US epicenters of the deadly virus.

They must pass another test at least 24 hours later to leave isolation, and partake of hotel restaurants with more than pre-packaged offerings.

Teams can begin training camp workouts once they have completed bubble arrival quarantine. Teams will start to scrimmage each other on July 22 ahead of the planned July 30 restart.