Here Are NBA’s Rules For Guests Traveling To Orlando Bubble During Playoffs


Aug 12, 2020

NBA players will need to think twice before inviting a casual companion to the Orlando bubble.

The league on Wednesday sent a memo to teams outlining the policies for guest arrivals later this month.

Each player from teams advancing beyond the first round of the playoffs is allowed four guests, who must meet certain criteria and follow specific guidelines for entry into ESPN’s Wide World of Sports Complex at the Walt Disney World Resort.

Here are some details, via ESPN’s Adrian Wojnarowski, who obtained a copy of the memo:


According to Wojnarowski, the NBA and National Basketball Players Association negotiated terms that prevent players from hosting guests deemed to be casual in nature.

According to the memo, via Wojnarowski, restricted guests include “any individual the player has not previously met in person or with whom the player has had limited in-person interactions,” as well as “current/prospective staff or business relationships … including agents, trainers, massage/physical therapists, personal chefs and tattoo artists.”

The NBA announced last Wednesday that the latest round of coronavirus testing resulted in zero positive tests. No player has tested positive for COVID-19 since entering the Orlando bubble last month.

Clearly, the NBA would like to keep it that way as the postseason nears and a limited number of outside guests eventually arrive.

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