NBA prepares for ‘bubble season’ while MLB starts spring training in summer

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NBA City restaurant in Orlando, Florida. Photo by N i c o_ (CC BY-NC-ND 2.0).

Options for watching professional sports are limited during this holiday weekend. From the WNBA to NHL to NFL, most major league sports are on hiatus due to COVID-19. 

The Lakers and the rest of the NBA are planning to wrap up the season at a facility near Disney World in Orlando, sans fans. During the season, players and staff will all stay on campus facilities and play games there. No team will have home court advantage. 

But the players won’t be riding Splash Mountain or any other roller coaster because the campus is meant to isolate players from the general public. The season is set to begin on July 30. 

The Dodgers and the Angels are beginning spring training at their home stadiums for a 60-game season. Training will get underway Friday.

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Maria Torres - Angels beat writer, Los Angeles Times, Ramona Shelburne - ESPN Los Angeles - @ramonashelburne

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Steve Chiotakis

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Christian Bordal, Jenna Kagel, Kathryn Barnes