With the NBA officially restarting its season at Walt Disney World, there had been a lot of discussion about where the players would be staying. Shams Charania of The Athletic reported those answers yesterday:
- Gran Destino: Bucks, Lakers, Raptors, Clippers, Celtics, Nuggets, Jazz, Heat
- Grand Floridian: Thunder, 76ers, Rockets, Pacers, Mavericks, Nets, Grizzlies, Magic
- Yacht Club: Blazers, Kings, Pelicans, Spurs, Suns, Wizards
This led to an amazing tweet from known Disney World fan, Robin Lopez:
I will trade hotel rooms with any @trailblazers players @Dame_Lillard @CJMcCollum @carmeloanthony
— Robin Lopez (@rolopez42) June 17, 2020
(To be fair, I would rather stay at Yacht Club than in Gran Destino, too.)
Things then continued to spiral out from there, including discussions about the value of Stormalong Bay and whether or not people at Destino get full access to Blizzard Beach. You can see some of that fall out in this summary from Bleacher Report.
Relatedly: I am so ready to have some live sports back on tv.
UPDATE: Here’s a nice summary from Axios of all the procedures in place for the NBA at Disney World: [ LINK ]