When the “bubble” games begin at Walt Disney World in Orlando, Florida, the NBA will have an anonymous hotline to report potential violations of protocols.
Players from the 22 NBA teams coming to the Walt Disney Resort have been informed that anyone who leaves the Orlando campus will be subject to a 10-14 day self-quarantine period, along with a reduction in compensation for games missed and enhanced COVID-19 testing. That would be the wretched deep nasal swab, which is very, very uncomfortable.
Odds are NBA players are going to listen to the rules and stay inside the bubble since it took A LOT of work for the league’s higher-ups to set up the plan of resuming basketball games. However, it is fun to think about other players snitching on their fellow NBA guys.
With that said, here are five NBA players who are most likely to snitch using the Orlando hotline.
5. Robin Lopez
One of the biggest jokesters in the world, Robin Lopez is famous for fighting NBA mascots before games. This season with the Milwaukee Bucks, he started wrestling teammates in the pregame tunnel and it made for great television.
Lopez has already taken to Twitter to let it be known he wants to trade hotels with the Portland Trail Blazers. The Bucks are staying at the Grand Destino Hotel, while the Blazers will be at the Yacht Club:
— Robin Lopez (@rolopez42) June 17, 2020
We can totally see Lopez snitching on some guys just for kicks and giggles.
4. Kyle Lowry
The Toronto Raptors are trying to repeat as NBA champions. Without Kawhi Leonard and Danny Green, it’s going to be a tough task for the Canadian team.
However, Kyle Lowry–one of the biggest pests on the defensive side of the floor–could make things easier for the Raptors by snitching on some of his fellow NBA brothers. The Philadelphia native doesn’t have a good relationship with Sixers All-Star Ben Simmons, as the two almost got into a fight a few years ago.
Could you see Lowry grabbing the phone and telling on Simmons if he sees the lefty doing something he’s not supposed to be doing? We sure can.
3. Chris Paul
Chris Paul is the NBPA president, so he’s a logical choice here. CP3 already snitched on someone this season, too.
During a December game against the Minnesota Timberwolves, Paul pointed at Minnesota big man Jordan Bell and yelled for the referees to call for a delay of game since Bell entered the contest with his jersey untucked.
Because it was the Wolves’ second delay of game penalty on the night, the Oklahoma City Thunder got a free throw out of it. The Thunder sent the game into overtime on a miracle full-court pass and shot.
OKC wound up winning the game in OT by a final score of 139-127. None of this would’ve been possible had Paul not been rewarded for snitching on Bell.
2. Joel Embiid
Joel Embiid is the biggest troll in the NBA and it’s not even close. Back in February, the NBA All-Star said he’s back to doing whatever he wants after toning down on his trash-talking to begin the season.
Embiid doesn’t have the best relationship with Houston Rockets superstar point guard and former NBA MVP Russell Westbrook. Don’t be surprised if JoJo tries to snitch on Westbrook at Disney World.
1. LeBron James
This was a pretty easy choice, folks.
LeBron James is the best player in the NBA and trying to win championship No. 4 so he can inch closer to Michael Jordan’s six rings. The four-time MVP and three-time NBA champion is going to do whatever it takes to win the title this season since his Los Angeles Lakers have the best record in the West.
If The King sees anyone from the Los Angeles Clippers not following the rules, someone from the Klutch Sports group will make sure that is leaked. After all, the Clippers went 2-1 against the Lakers in 2019-20.