The NBA is going to do whatever it can to make sire players are safe and get everything they can while inside the bubble in Orlando, Florida.
A photo of a full-size barbershop being built inside of the bubble in Florida surfaced on social media.
It went viral almost immediately.
ESPN’s Baxter Holmes and Eric Woodyard wrote about how the NBA decided which barbers would be brought to the bubble.
“IT ALL STARTED with Will Rondo. More than a decade ago, when his younger brother was drafted into the NBA, Rondo became something of a go-to guy for his sibling, helping coordinate transportation and logistics for the then-Boston Celtics point guard. Soon after, Rondo started handling the same logistics for some other members of the Celtics, then others around the NBA. In 2009, he started a hospitality company, Superior Global Travel & Concierge.
It was up to Rondo to compile a 50-person list. He leaned on the relationships he’d built with barbers and stylists who had become close with NBA players — the ones players would call as soon as their plane landed, or would ask them to make a house call before a national TV game. Roughly a third of them quickly told Rondo they couldn’t leave their family or their business — or both. But many others pitched themselves aggressively, offering up their experience, accolades and high-end clientele.”
The barbers will have to quarantine for a week and then they’ll be able to get to work.
Here’s how social media reacted.