TBT Bubble Success Provides NBA Road Map

The Morning Show w/ John & Hugh
July 14, 2020 - 9:16 am

Over the last 24 hours it was announced that Houston Rockets star Russell Westbrook had tested positive for COVID-19 and that two players already in the Orlando bubble had gone outside and had to be placed back into quarantine.

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This led to the obvious question: Will the NBA bubble work for such a length of time if they're already having trouble keeping everyone safe?

The Basketball Tournament is holding its title game Tuesday in Columbus, Ohio, and after a few speed bumps early on has seen essentially zero issues with their COVID-19 bubble.

While admittedly the TBT bubble has fewer players and lasts for a shorter time, TBT and Atlanta Hawks play-by-play voice Bob Rathbun still feels it not only proves a bubble can work, but that the NBA now has something to follow in terms of a road map.

"It goes to show you that if you have some personal discipline and a plan you can pull this off," explains Rathbun. "The only time these guys go outside is to be escorted to the arena. 

Rathbun continues while discussing some of the early mistakes being made by those already inside the NBA bubble. 

"Stick by the rules that they lay out," said Rathbun. "When the NBA tells you when you can't walk outside a certain place to go get DoorDash, don't do it. Pay attention to what they laid out and I think success can be yours."

To hear all of Rathbun's comments with Will and Hugh, click here