Before they have to eat the grotty-looking food served during the quarantine phase of the NBA’s Orlando bubble, the Lakers stuffed their faces like kings.
On Tuesday night, Lakers stars LeBron James and Kyle Kuzma captured on Instagram what look like gourmet meals compared to what’s to come. James’ post included tacos for his famous “Taco Tuesday” social media segments, and Kuzma dined on freshly prepared sushi.
— Josh Sánchez (@joshnsanchez) July 8, 2020
To conclude this roller-coaster of a season, 22 NBA teams are traveling to Disney World in Orlando to resume the season that was suspended in March because of the coronavirus pandemic. As for the teams that have already entered the pre-bubble quarantine phase, including the Brooklyn Nets and the Denver Nuggets, the food being served doesn’t seem like what they may be used to.
Nets guard Chris Chiozza shared a picture of an unappetizing chicken meal with a crying smiling emoji, while Nuggets guard Troy Daniels captured a photo of his meal on what looks like an airline tray loaded with packaged and processed foods.
This comes on the heels of MLS players — who are also entering a bubble in Orlando — sharing photos of sad-looking sandwiches that one player likened to Fyre Festival food.
Troy Daniels shares his first meal inside the Orlando Bubble on Instagram pic.twitter.com/jpORX6P7cn
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Quickly after the unsavory meals went viral on Twitter, New York Times reporter Marc Stein provided clarity on the food situation in Orlando. “Food in the NBA bubble changes after quarantines are completed. Player meals won’t look like airline trays after the first 48 hours …” Stein tweeted.
In a skeptical response, Jazz guard Donovan Mitchell asked “How do you know?” To that, Stein replied, “It’s supposed to become more of a real hotel experience — in the three team hotels — once you guys are no longer stuck quarantined in your rooms.”