Jazz star Rudy Gobert roasts Joe Ingles, Jordan Clarkson over Disney bubble pingpong rules
Amid a 113-page document citing rules and regulations included as a part of a return-to-play initiative was how to properly play pingpong.
ESPN’s Adrian Wojnarowski shared this tidbit in a Tuesday night tweet, noting players must maintain six feet of distance from each other, thus not allowing doubles:
My favorite detail in the 113-page health-and-safety protocol for Orlando shared with teams in past several minutes: No doubles in ping pong. "Until directed otherwise by the NBA, players should play singles only so that they can maintain six feet of distance from each other."
— Adrian Wojnarowski (@wojespn) June 17, 2020
Joe Ingles was saddened that Jazz teammate Jordan Clarkson would not be his pingpong partner in Orlando:
— Joe Ingles (@Joeingles7) June 17, 2020
It didn’t take long for Gobert to troll the Aussie wing:
You ll lose one after the other it’s cool 🏓 https://t.co/CRT3buqdo5
— Rudy Gobert (@rudygobert27) June 17, 2020
Clarkson wasn’t having it:
— Jordan Clarkson (@JordanClarksons) June 17, 2020
Fellow Jazz teammate Royce O’Neale reminded Gobert that he has beat him in the past:
I beat you 😂
— Royce O'Neale (@BucketsONeale00) June 17, 2020
Some table tennis might not seem like the biggest problem for NBA players who are traveling to Orlando to finish out their 2019-20 season, but every aspect is major.
Players can be sequestered in Walt Disney World for up to three months without a way to get back home until they’re eliminated or a champion has been crowned.
The NBA is giving them access to food, cards, video games, and more to keep themselves entertained — so even something like pingpong doubles can make their time more entertaining despite lacking some of their freedom.
The league will regulate social distancing and safety rules to avoid potential coronavirus cases while resuming the season, so it looks like pingpong doubles will have to wait until a later date for Ingles and the bunch.
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