JR Smith provided NBA fans with some entertainment by bashing the Orlando bubble
The NBA never falls short of bringing entertainment to hoops fans around the world. That’s been no different ever since the 22-teams reported to Walt Disney World in Orlando, Fla. for the resumption of the 2019-20 season. Players have posted photos of their meals and rooms at the family resort turned basketball hub. But no one, and we mean no one, gave us a better behind the scenes look than Los Angeles Lakers guard JR Smith.
“JR Swish” showed everything in his hotel room on his Instagram Live video on Thursday evening, but had to cut it off. Why? Smith suggested that the NBA or the Lakers organization told him to shut down his video feed for making the bubble look bad.
"“Aw man, they mad at me bro. … I’m gone,” said Smith on his IG Live feed, via Bleacher Report. “Just got the text. Exposing too much s—. Gotta go. My bad. My bad.”"
JR Smith’s hilarious behind the scenes look went too far
Smith’s first night at “the happiest place on Earth” made him far from gleeful. First things first, the newest Laker discovered that he had no blanket on his bed upon entering his room. Shortly after complaining, he received one with the NBA logo embroidered on it…but it was too small.
Later on, Smith began cracking jokes about the snacks and dinner menus that were made available to each player undergoing the 48-hour quarantine. After receiving the light snack, Smith began speaking with teammates Javale McGee, Kyle Kuzma, Quinn Cook and Kentavious Caldwell-Pope from their doorways.
The conditions at Disney World will get better for players on each of the 22 squads, as the restrictions will be loosened once they pass all COVID-19 tests and begin practicing prior to the July 30 start date. From hanging out in the player lounges to even being able to go on some of the amusement park’s rides after-hours, Smith and others could have a bit more fun inside the hub. Oh, and the food gets better, too.
If this is the last time Smith will be able to broadcast from Disney World, we’d like to thank him for the early laughs.