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Sixers’ Matisse Thybulle, Lakers’ JaVale McGee become star vloggers in NBA bubble

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Players in the NBA bubble in Orlando have plenty of time to themselves in isolation. From shotgunning beers to video games and pool races, there is a certain “everyman” element to each player as they prepare for the NBA restart.

Some of these NBA players have taken up vlogging to show off for the fans and give them a glimpse of everyday life in the bubble. Among them are Los Angeles Lakers big man JaVale McGee and Philadelphia 76ers rookie Matisse Thybulle.


McGee shows off his hotel and some of the Lakers’ first practices as they go for their 17th NBA title.

Matisse, who has used the NBA hiatus to become a legit viral star building legos and making friends with household items, is shooting and editing his series and gets cameos from teammates Tobias Harris and Ben Simmons. His series also includes some awkward video calls with his father.

Indeed, JaVale showcases the setup, from stocked refrigerators to team meals. He also has video from the weight room and grabs cameos from the Lakers’ equipment manager:

The latest in Thybulle’s series actually has some footage from Sixers workouts. Not to mention, some ping pong action. The Sixers rookie also shows off some of the health and safety measures, taking his own temperature using a thermometer and finger reader:

Both McGee and Thybulle will look to maintain their roles as defensive stoppers with the NBA restart beginning in just under two weeks.

JaVale has been a stellar rim protector for L.A., while Thybulle has been hailed as one of the best rookie wing defenders in the NBA in years.