After numerous players posted photos of the less-than-impressive meals delivered to them inside the Disney quarantine bubble, the NBA has released a statement on player food options. Read on for details.
Now that 6 teams have arrived to the Disney bubble in Orlando, players from the Nets, Magic, Suns, Nuggets, Jazz and Wizards have started to have food delivered to their rooms.
Some players have taken to social media to mock the food, calling it “fancy airline food” and drawing comparisons between the meals and the “VIP meals” served at the infamous Fyre Festival.
Nuggets player Troy Daniels shared a picture of his food, which was served with all components individually wrapped and arrived in a plastic bag.
The NBA clarfied in a statement on Wednesday that the food options will improve.
After the mandatory 48 hour quarantine, players must take two coronavirus tests taken two hours apart. Once the 48 hours have passed and the tests are negative, players are permitted to eat meals together.
Teams have brought their own nutritionists with them, who will be meeting with Disney culinary teams to create menus that support specific team dietary needs, according to CBS Sports.
After the quarantine period, players will have access to various restaurants at the resorts within the bubble and can have food delivered.
Players are even permitted to have food prepared by a private chef offsite and brought to them, at their own expense of course.
“After clearing quarantine, players will also have access to various restaurants on campus and delivery options to choose from. Players will receive three meals a day and four meals on gamedays. There is never a shortage of food options – players can always request additional food by speaking with their team nutritionists.”-Unnamed NBA Spokesperson
The NBA season will resume on July 30, and the teams will occupy three Disney resorts.
I know many sports fans are excited to see some live games again! We at Kenny the Pirate will keep you updated about the NBA Season at Disney World.