The NBA sent out volumes of guidelines Tuesday for the people who will reside in the "bubble" at Walt Disney World beginning next month. Among the countless items covered: team hotels (three for the participating 22 clubs), exclusive movie showings and individual valets for players — oh, and no doubles ping-pong games are allowed.
But the one thing that really had people talking was the anonymous hotline that people can call if they witness violations of safety protocols. (Per Shams Charania and Sam Amick of The Athletic.)
Yes, they'll be able to snitch if someone isn't following the rules.
Twitter, naturally, had thoughts on which players would most likely tattle. It didn't take long to form a consensus.
"yes, hey, hi, i have it on good authority james harden is hosting an out-of-bubble doubles pingpong tournament at crazy horse" pic.twitter.com/Vn8bg2R4Il— Dan Favale (@danfavale) June 17, 2020
Chris Paul calling the NBA's bubble-violation hotline for the sixth time in one night pic.twitter.com/AvrPiLDXKY— Blue Wire Podcasts (@bluewirepods) June 17, 2020
“THEY WERE 5 FEET AND 10 INCHES AWAY FROM EACH OTHER I SAW IT” pic.twitter.com/olOSl5vnVm— Tyler Conway (@jtylerconway) June 17, 2020
Chris Paul on the anonymous hotline. pic.twitter.com/ezKELLhXOo— James (@JamesDGrambo) June 17, 2020
God... lol...we need Okc v Hou cause i am 100% confident CP will find a way to get Harden suspended for breaking quarantine https://t.co/UIAXQDWg2E— sam esfandiari (@samesfandiari) June 17, 2020
What a time to be alive. 5/1 odds that kyrie is the first player to snitch on another player lol pic.twitter.com/L1UMVAzpK5— Bring Brownie back (@Cleveland_elf) June 17, 2020
Kyrie gonna snitch when he sees Harden drive off to the club— ˢᵖⁱᵈᵉʳ⁻ (@MAN0MAGlC) June 17, 2020
Actually, Irving seems to have a snitch problem within his own team, or else he can't keep his thoughts about boycotting the bubble and maybe forming a new league to himself.
Wait, his team won't even be there . . .
LeBron when he goes to snitch on players he doesn’t want to play against pic.twitter.com/S25My8lk0O— The Rock Burner (@RockBurnerAcct) June 17, 2020
lebron bout to anonymously snitch on giannis https://t.co/NDsB7Z7d0S— bob (@thee_snowman) June 17, 2020
Lebron can’t believe his bad luck gsw isn’t there so he can snitch on draymond again— Todd pierce (@Todd_Pierce04) June 17, 2020
So, definitely CP3 and probably Kyrie and LeBron.
The protocols run for 113 pages, according to ESPN and other outlets. Players might need until the June 24 deadline to commit to playing to decipher the ones that involve them. And then they'll have to remember them, or else risk someone dropping a dime.