NBA community reacts to spike in COVID-19 cases as league prepares for Orlando ‘bubble’

By Jesse Reed
Mar 15, 2020; Orlando, Florida, USA; A general view of the ticket sales and will call booths at the Magic Kingdom in Walt Disney World in Orlando Florida. Mandatory Credit: Jasen Vinlove-USA TODAY NETWORK

The state of Florida is currently embroiled in an increasingly dangerous COVID-19 outbreak, right as the NBA is preparing for a “bubble” scenario at Walt Disney World Resort in Orlando.

On Wednesday morning, Governor Ron DeSantis announced that a stunning 260 workers at the Orlando International Airport tested positive for the coronavirus. This, after less than 500 employees were tested.

On Monday, Florida recorded nearly 2,800 new COVID-19 cases, per CNN — the highest single-day total in the state since the coronavirus pandemic began. Orange County, where Orlando is located, is on fire with the coronavirus right now.

Needless to say, all this has the NBA community feeling a bit concerned about the planned “bubble” situation in Orlando.