NBA fans are intrigued as to how games will look like in the Orlando bubble. After all, there will be no home-court advantage and no supporters in the stands. Fortunately, Los Angeles Lakers swingman Danny Green gave everyone a pretty good idea.
According to Green, there will be tons of trash talking in the Orlando bubble — much like the pickup games at LA Fitness where NBA players flock. In effect, there might be an uptick in technical fouls, but Green is feeling optimistic that less would be slapped.
“It will be like pickup games at L.A. Fitness which I think people are interested to see because there's going to be a lot of trash talking,” the Lakers veteran said, per Dave McMenamin of ESPN. “There's going to be a lot of cussing out. Hopefully less technicals, even though the ref is going to hear a lot more.”
Oklahoma City Thunder big man Steven Adams recently shared the sentiments of the Lakers sharpshooter. According to Adams, players and coaching staff like to talk about the referees behind their backs, but in the bubble games, the officials will likely hear most of the smack talks.
As such, Adams believes that there will be a spike in technical fouls.
Houston Rockets star Russell Westbrook has the most technical fouls this 2019-20 with 14, so he needs to be very careful in the Orlando bubble. DeMar DeRozan has 13, followed by Kyle Lowry (12) and Marcus Morris (12). As for the Lakers, Dwight Howard has nine in the season so far.