Doug Gottlieb: “The ‘Bubble City’ idea was a great idea TWO MONTHS AGO and it may have been executed RIGHT NOW, really well. The problem is that we’re two months away from hoop, and the Bubble City idea is a two month-old idea. By the time we get to having a Bubble City in Orlando, Disney World would have opened up, the entire world is going to be opening up, and the only people who are going to be shut down and kept away from crowds are basketball players. First, it’s like looking through the world through plexiglass, and you’re locked into this bubble and everyone is free – that’s odd and that’s awkward. But the second part is, in terms of level of play, when you’re away from home for two weeks you’re not functioning as well… There’s a reason why teams at the end of their long road trips ALWAYS start to falter.” (Full Video Above)
Listen to Doug Gottlieb explain why he thinks the NBA’s ‘Bubble City’ should no longer be considered a viable option to restart the season with, considering it was an idea fashioned during the peak of the coronavirus two months ago, and was a ‘code red’ type quarantine lockdown plan that will surely not be necessary later this summer when games are first slated to begin.
With the economy starting to open back up again, including large gatherings once again being permitted, even at massive theme parks like Disney World, Gottlieb says it’s a hard sell to NBA players to be quarantined in a bubble for two months in exile while the rest of the country is seemingly back to their normal lives.
Check out the video above as Gottlieb details why ‘Bubble City’ could greatly hurt the NBA postseason.