Learn and adapt, these are two of the most important things you can do right now, in the middle of a pandemic. It’s no surprise that on of the most dynamic and impressive leagues in the world, the NBA, has been able to do just that.
The NBA was one of the first to announce the “bubble system” choosing the ESPN Wide World of Sports Complex in Walt Disney World, in Orlando, as their operations center, and so far, it has been a complete success, in the sense that the 22 teams made it there safe, players are healthy and happy, fans are finally getting to enjoy the best basketball in the world, and not only that, but they can even attend games!
Well, fans can’t really attend, at least as we usually understand it, but they can virtually be in the stadium, because the NBA is holding huge Zoom meetings, so that fans can “be closer” to their favorite stars, and players can at least feel the support from afar, in what has become a very interesting dynamic.
How do Zoom calls work in the NBA bubble?
Well, the first games took place already and we finally got to see the full plan being executed, the basketball court looks in amazing conditions, teams benches are huge, with enough social distancing for players who are not taking part in the game, officials are protected, and yes, fans are right at the sideline, at least on video call.
The NBA decided to invite 300 fans to every game for the remaining of the season, a whole layout has been created, where you can actually see the seats and people sitting on them, and of course, players and viewers can see them cheering throughout the games, even trying to distract players when they’re taking free throws, as it happened before.
Only thing about this is that audio is off, or course, to avoid weird noises during the games, but at least it’s a fun way to have people interact and be part of this Whole New Game, as the NBA is calling it. Now, we all know by now that anything can happen during a Zoom call, if you’ve been working from home for a few months, it’s bound to happen, and we’ll probably have some fun stories to share by the end of the season.
What do you think of the new rules and protocols for the NBA season?
How do you feel so far? Do you agree with the changes and adjustments that have been made by the NBA? Do you think all this will have a negative effect on the game itself, or are you just happy to have it back?
All we know is that 2020 will be a year for the books in many different ways, but if you’re in the sportsbook business, it’s all happiness when you see big leagues like MLB and NBA making a big comeback, when you see you numbers starting to go up and you players finally being able to bet on their favorite teams, after months od frustration.
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