Video: Serge Ibaka displays his Oura ring with creepy music
The NBA big man also played some creepy music in the background that gives you a spine-chilling feeling.
— Serge Ibaka (@sergeibaka) July 4, 2020
Oura’s titanium ring, which costs the general public upwards of $300, will monitor NBA players’ heart rate, heart rate variability, respiratory rate and temperature to craft a risk score in an attempt to mitigate the spread of COVID-19.
The state of Florida is a hotspot for COVID-19. The “bubble” games are taking place at Walt Disney World in Orlando, Florida. The 22 NBA teams playing in the games will be staying in three hotels on the Walt Disney campus.
The NBA is both strict and explicit in its protocols that team staff will not have access to the data collected by the Oura ring unless it indicates a player may be at higher risk for COVID-19. Additionally, no player data collected using the ring will be made available to the public.
NBA players have been informed that anyone who leaves the Orlando campus will be subject to a 10-14 day self-quarantine, reduction in compensation for games missed and enhanced COVID-19 testing. The seeding games begin on July 30.
Odds are NBA players are going to listen to the rules and stay inside the bubble. COVID-19 is no joke and it’s worth noting that it took A LOT of work for the league’s higher-ups to set up the plan of resuming basketball games.