Conner Akins (12), Staff Writer – September 29, 2020
Since the COVID-19 Pandemic has hit, the sports world has been in a pickle. Leagues like the National Hockey League, National Basketball Association and the Women’s National Basketball Association have found a solution to play sports in a safe environment. The word for these facilities that are holding Professional Sports are being called ‘Bubbles’. These bubbles have dropped the concerns of the COVID-19 Virus because players are not allowed to leave the bubble until their team is eliminated from their respective tournaments.
The National Hockey Association has 2 ‘Bubbles’ in Canada. One ‘Bubble’ is in Toronto and the other is in Edmonton. 24 Teams entered the NHL ‘Bubble’ to compete for the Stanley Cup. Now there are 2 teams left; The Dallas Stars and the Favorite Tampa Bay Lightning. There have been 0 reported cases of the Coronavirus which has led to the great success of the Stanley Cup Playoffs.
The National Basketball League has a ‘Bubble’ at Disney World in Orlando, Florida. 22 Teams entered the NBA ‘Bubble’ to compete for the NBA Championship. The NBA has had issues with COVID-19 cases and with players leaving and entering the ‘Bubble’. Cases have slowed down now and there are 4 teams battling for the crown; The Boston Celtics, Miami Heat, Denver Nuggets, And LeBron James’ Los Angeles Lakers.
“Bubble Ball” is a thing of the future and is the best thing that’s going to happen to sports right now. Being in a ‘Bubble’ is keeping COVID-19 cases down and slowing the spread and is giving Professional Athletes the opportunity to play their sports safely.
Conner Akins, Staff Writer
Conner Akins is currently a graduated student from the Rock Academy