First Look Inside The Orlando “Bubble” Where The Kings Will Play

By Joey Tack on July 8, 2020
LAKE BUENA VISTA, FL – OCTOBER 01: Walt Disney World Resort marked its 45th anniversary on October 1, 2016 in Lake Buena Vista, Florida. (Photo by Jacqueline Nell/Disneyland Resort via Getty Images)

Instead of playing in a huge arena like Golden 1 Center, the Sacramento Kings and other NBA teams will play games in a variety of spaces including one that looks like a hotel ballroom. Our partners at KCRA3 have new video from Orlando that shows off the new courts. In addition, KCRA reports that new restrictions and policies will include the following:

  • All players, team officials and coaches will be given a MagicBand, according to the NBA. That is a wristband with a chip inside that will serve as a room key and identification for coronavirus testing.
  • All staff and team officials must wear a “proximity alarm.” This alarm will sound when someone spends more than five seconds within 6 feet of another person who also has the band. This is optional for players.
  • Players also have option to wear an Oura smart ring. The ring tracks temperature, breathing and heart rate.