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NBA Tells Players Law Enforcement Will Keep Orlando Bubble Secure

Officers from various law enforcement agencies will protect the NBA zone when the season resumes in July.

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According to Tim Bontemps of ESPN, the NBA has shared with its players that local, state, and federal law enforcement officers, plus former special forces operatives, will secure the “bubble” around the Orlando, Florida campus when the 2019-20 season resumes next month.

Bontemps elaborated with a follow-up article, explaining that law enforcement would not be present on the campus itself, but would monitor the perimeter of all NBA locations, ensuring that non-credentialed visitors were not admitted.

In addition, security will accompany NBA players and staff to any off-campus events.

Any off-campus movement would be limited to either a preapproved emergency or a planned movement supported by NBA security. For any off-campus events that are organized for leisure purposes, league security will be supplemented by former special-operations forces personnel in order to “provide a scalable safety bubble.” On-campus activities will be handled by individual team security.

Participating teams began local testing for COVID-19 this week. They are scheduled to travel to Orlando from July 7th-9th, with games resuming on July 30th.