Report: Brad Stevens is against one part of NBA's bubble plan

Ryan Hannable
June 25, 2020 - 8:16 am

The NBA is scheduled to return next month at Orlando's Walt Disney World as the league sets up a "bubble" within the massive entertainment complex.

One part of the plan apparently isn't sitting well with Brad Stevens.

As of now, players will not be allowed to have family or friends inside the bubble until after the first round of the playoffs, which will likely be at the very end of August. This means 16 teams will go roughly seven weeks without seeing their family and friends.

According to Sam Amick, Stevens has "consistently pushed the league to reconsider its ruling that the families of staff members will not be allowed."

Stevens isn't alone, as the Clippers have also been very vocal about having more family and friends allowed earlier in the timeline. Once allowed inside the bubble, players get one hotel room and must adhere to the maximum capacity of the room. Also, these people must quarantine like everyone else inside the bubble.

It's worth noting cases are spiking in the Orlando area with new records being set daily in Orange County.

The league is scheduled to return July 31.

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