Since the idea of the NBA bubble first started, I wondered about players’ needs and how they would be addressed. I didn’t want to be the first person to say it, but Stephen A. Smith this morning on First Take talked about how players are going to go crazy without the “recreational activities” that they’re accustomed to:
Stephen A Smith on NBA players breaking the Disney Bubble because they're going to be sexually frustrated and need to go out for "recreational activities"… pic.twitter.com/trgMrAUeAl
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The reaction of Molly Qerim, Jay Williams, and Max Kellerman is very funny. Qerim deadpanning that activities like ping-pong will be enough to distract them was amusing. While family members — and thus wives — will be allowed in the bubble beginning in the second round, it’s about a month in the bubble before that date, and unmarried players are going to have some issues.
On a bonus podcast together earlier this week, Outkick partners Clay Travis and Jason Whitlock discussed the possibility of whether NBA players will try to sneak groupies in. That conversation begins shortly after the one-hour mark at this link on iTunes.