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#pounditWednesday, July 6, 2022

Some NBA players seem confused, frustrated by latest bubble rules

NBA players are expected to strictly adhere to rules that prevent them from leaving the so-called bubble in Orlando, but some frustration seems to be setting in among players about these rules and regulations.

New Orleans Pelicans guard J.J. Redick seemed particularly confused by a report that Disney support staff would not be subject to the restrictions of the bubble, even though players and league staff will be. That confusion and frustration seemed to be echoed by some of his fellow players, such as Joe Ingles and Jordan Clarkson.

We’ve been hearing over the last couple days that there is a group of NBA players who aren’t convinced that the league’s return is a good idea.

Players are assuming added risk traveling to Orlando to play in these games. The Florida Department of Health reported a record daily high of new COVID-19 cases in the state on consecutive days. The percentage of higher positive test cases was up Thursday by around two percent, though the amount of COVID-related hospitalizations has trended downwards. Florida governor Ron DeSantis attributed the rise in positive cases to spread among prisons and agricultural workers.

Add in the inconsistency of some staff being subject to fewer restrictions, and it’s easy to see how this is quickly becoming frustrating for them.

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