Transcript for NBA players report to Disney for start of season
Robin, we turn now and shift to the NBA and the comeback, first round of players are reporting to Disney world this morning where they are going to live and play for the next few months. Will reeve is outside ESPN's wide world of sports in Orlando with more. Good morning to you, will. Reporter: Good morning to you, T.J. The first six teams are scheduled to arrive today and if any of them happen to make it to a game seven schedule for October 12th of the NBA finals they will have been here for 97 days. Which is quite a long time to be inside a bubble. Even with every amenity extended and every protocol taken. This morning the NBA taking a major step toward restarting the season as some players and coaches are set to arrive at the ESPN wide world of sports at Walt Disney world in Atlanta. Lebron James can't wait for tip-off posting this photo wearing a mask with the caption, war ready and overnight his teammate Dwight Howard announcing on CNN that despite his reservations he will join the team in Orlando. I know they'll be working countless hours to make sure everything is right for everybody that's down there. Reporter: But amid all the excitement a grim reality. Covid cases surging nationwide. So far 25 NBA players have tested positive for covid-19. Another ominous sign, major league soccer is already here at the Disney complex. But now one team F.C. Dallas forced to withdraw after ten players and a coach tested positive. Despite this development, the NBA hoping to move forward and keep their players safe. All 22 participating teams will be sequestered together when they arrive. They will be spread among these three hotels, championship contenders at the new grand tower. Middle seeds at the grand floridian and on the playoff bubble at the yacht club. The bubble will have 24-hour vip concierge and even on-site barbers, manicurists, pedicurists and hair braiders by appointment. Off the court players only lounges stocked with nba2k, TVs and arcade gaming. They can play ping-pong or cards although they're not allowed to play doubles ping-pong. Reporter: Players well fed. Each will have a dedicated Disney culinary team to create individualized team menus. Although players will initially be separated and isolated from their loved ones, any teams making it past the first Ronald of the playoffs will have the option to reserve up to two additional guest rooms for guests and members of their family here at Walt Disney world. George. Boy, so much planning has gone into it. We are following a lot of
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