NBA Security Stops Kyrie Irving And Bam Adebayo From Hugging Each Other After Game

The NBA is serious about enforcing their stricter Covid-19 protocols after a rash of teams were forced to postpone games this week.

Earlier this week ESPN reported that NBA had ordered in stadium security to stand at midcourt after the game to prevent players from giving each other handshakes and hugs.


After witnessing some opposing players disregarding new league rules against unnecessary contact on game nights, the NBA is moving team security into the midcourt area to dissuade violations that include hugging and handshakes, according to a league memo obtained by ESPN on Wednesday.

As coronavirus infections increased amid a darkening pandemic, the NBA recently tightened regulations on players and staffs, including several meant to lessen the possibility of on-court transmissions.

On Saturday night, Kyrie Irving and Bam Adebayo wanted to give each other hugs after the Heat-Nets game but an NBA security quickly put a stop to it.

Fans are not fond of the new rules and blasted the NBA.