Bursting the Bubble

NBA Bubble is officially a success. NBA is non committal on replicating it though because of it’s impact on players’ mental health. What interests me is the bubble’s logistics. Each teams can bring their own trainers, coaching staff, and front office personnel. All in all, there were more than 1,500 people in the bubble during the regular season that needed. Plus, you have to get permission to leave and will be subject to quarantine when you reenter the bubble.

The video focuses on food logistics. The bubble has two zones, inner bubble for players and outer bubble for chefs. The chefs can only move across the zone with buses. The teams place orders online, the chefs will packaged it safely, and then hand off the food to runners who can only enter the first security point. After that, it’s picked up by second runner who will deliver it to players.

If you want to know more, here’s how things get inside the bubble, how the laundry is done, and how four barbershops operates. I also found article about their daily COVID testing. Plus, Sixers rookie Matisse Thybulle filmed a vlog series of his bubble experience.