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Warriors’ Steve Kerr shares his funny nickname for proposed Chicago ‘bubble’

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Golden State Warriors head coach Steve Kerr has given the proposed Chicago “bubble” for the eight teams excluded from the Orlando restart an original nickname.

“I call it the ‘JV Bubble,'” Kerr joked on the most recent episode of “Flying Coach”, the podcast for The Ringer that he co-hosts with Seattle Seahawks head coach Pete Carroll.

The NBA is considering instituting a second “bubble” scenario in September as a way to offer lottery teams a chance to get some competitive hoops in during the extended lay-off that began in March. The 2020-21 season is tentatively scheduled to tip off on Dec. 1.

In the mean time, Kerr said the Warriors are holding individual workouts, as “no team activities are allowed at this point” for squads that aren’t in Florida. “Right now we have our young players coming in — working out individually…One player, one coach at our facility in San Francisco.”

If the “JV” bubble does occur, Golden State is unlikely to send their best players—Steph Curry, Klay Thompson, Draymond Green, and Andrew Wiggins—to the Midwest. On Sunday, Curry expressed his disinterest in personally participating, though he acknowledged its usefulness for young players.

“At the end of the day, it would be hard for me to play meaningless games, and that’s pretty obvious,” the two-time MVP stated. “But in terms of young guys trying to get as much basketball to break up…this potential eight-, nine-month layoff, I think it’s a good effort. Obviously safety first, that’s what everything is about. So if they can answer those questions, then we’ll see what happens.”