As one might imagine, NBA players with an abundance of free time combined with boatloads of money and being essentially blocked off from the rest of the world inside the bubble in Orlando are doing more than their fair share of shopping online. And they’re ordering more than hot massage therapists and weed.
According to Rachel Nichols of The Jump, the folks in the mail room at Walt Disney World’s resorts have been very, very busy.
So far, and keep in mind it’s only been a little over two weeks for most of these fellas, they have ordered things like a couch, wine coolers, arcade games, boxing equipment, hundreds of thousands of dollars in Amazon orders, and a full-size refrigerator (with ice machine), and had them delivered to their rooms (which may or may not be more luxurious depending on how big a star you are).
There are literally THOUSANDS of boxes a day coming into the NBA bubble. Thousands, she says!
Naturally, seeing all of that gluttonous spending, the resources being allocated to cleansing and delivering them, plus the plethora of freebies being distributed to all of the elite basketball players in Orlando didn’t sit well with a lot of people.
I’m curious how this level of unnecessary opulence is going to resonate with fans? Not begrudging players what they have earned, but the optics of this makes players seem very pampered. This isn’t like asking a parent to send you cookies while away at summer camp.— Don Lipsy (@UofADon) July 28, 2020
Not well, my man. Not well.
People are especially bent over the amount of Clorox wipes that are being used to wipe down packages, which last time I checked, is not something that actually makes any difference. (Especially when the dude doing the wiping just immediately goes and touches the package with the same hands he handled the box with just 5 seconds ago before wiping it down.)
The one thing that catches my eye from all these bubble life videos from players and reporters are all the Clorox wipes. Out of the bubble, they are very hard to find..— VA ∞Mariah (@l1lskyl1l) July 29, 2020
Very sad the preferential treatment for the players where Corporations like CLOROX provides them with ample cases and we as civilian have to run down to target Costco sams club to maybe find ONE!— Sam Kim (@sk738) July 28, 2020
All them Clorox wipes and the normal American can’t even get one. That goes to show you that money talks. I love sports but what about the normal American ?— james smith (@jrsmith80) July 29, 2020
Where did the NBA get a hold of the Clorox wipes? Asking for a friend.— Daniel Mayorga (@followingDAM) July 29, 2020
Ah, so that's where all the Clorox and Lysol wipes went— J (@JJRob15) July 29, 2020
How in the hell do they have pallets of clorox wipes and we can't as Americans find wipes in Walmart since March, unbelievable must be nice to be systematically rich. Bs— larry dillard (@D25Larry) July 29, 2020
I was looking for this comment . It’s a disgrace and a slap in the face to the public to see all those disinfectant wipes catered to them when could be helping so many more than the just people in the bubble , disgusting prime example of all are not equal
— ShadeTree (@EA_Laney23) July 29, 2020
I feel you, folks. I really do.