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Podcast: The NBA is redefining the word ‘bubble’

“I Love Basketball” discusses newsbreaker Jared Dudley’s latest insight into how the league could potentially resume its season.

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The NBA has been slowly moving towards resuming its season over the last few weeks, carefully considering the health ramifications of playing live sports during the pandemic. All reports indicate that the league is leaning towards using Orlando as a “bubble” city to host its remaining games.

And yet, on Wednesday, Lakers forward Jared Dudley seemingly broke the news that the NBA isn’t really going to create a bubble. Either that, or the bubble isn’t really a bubble. That means the “I Love Basketball” podcast had some questions about the NBA’s plan going forward. Admittedly, it is a significant ask to expect players to quarantine themselves for weeks at a time, but the risks of having players regularly interact with the public would appear to be more prohibitive.

Co-hosts Sabreena Merchant and Anthony Irwin discussed what they believe the NBA’s rationale is for relaxing restrictions for the remainder of the season, and how they believe the league should proceed to ensure the health and safety of their personnel and the surrounding communities. They also interrogate Dudley’s role in this process.

Finally, the two of them also had a conversation about the Spencer Dinwiddie bitcoin saga, and what a strange week it has been for NBA decision-making.

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