Woj: NBA Memo States Rules for Player’s Family, Friends Entering the Bubble

The NBA is reportedly requiring NBA players to “provide proof of long-standing relationships” for non-family members in order to enter the bubble, according to ESPN’s Adrian Wojnarowski.

The league and the player’s union negotiated terms that won’t allow “casual” guests. One example Woj provides someone “known by the player only through social media or an intermediary.”

In other words, anyone with “an established pre-existing, personal and known relationship” can come to the bubble, others cannot.

The soonest any guests can clear quarantine is Aug. 31, according to the memo ESPN acquired.

Before entering the bubble, family and guests will need to either self-isolate “for seven days off-site” away from the bubble “or three days in the team’s market before taking a franchise charter flight to Orlando and then four more days on the Disney campus,” according to the memo.

As we’ve seen from the start of the bubble, the NBA is taking their protocols very seriously. The league has avoided controversies with COVID-19, but adding family and friends adds a new variable to the equation.

Now, we just cross our fingers it all continues going smoothly in the bubble.

As for on the court, Portland can clinch the No. 8 seed in the Western Conference play-in game against Brooklyn on Thursday. If they lose, the Blazers playoff hopes would be at the mercy of several scenarios.

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