The bubble includes players, coaches, and media folks who are used to having access to players, but also their choice of food at their team’s facility. But if you’ve visited a grocery store in the past couple of months, you have an idea of how much of a struggle it is to just get the basics without standing in line for hours. So, as expected, the food choices in the bubble are as limited as the forms of entertainment.
The first player to reveal the less than appetizing looking food on social media was Denver Nugget Troy Daniels.
The options include a fresh garden salad with arugula, watermelon, pickled red onions, and goat cheese with Rasberry vinaigrette, tomato and mozzarella Caprese salad, Italian grilled chicken with natural jus, white fish with tomato and dill topping, parmesan polenta with sun-dried tomatoes, pasta with impossible bolognese sauce and roasted summer vegetables.
Twitter immediately got flashbacks of the terrible food at Fyre Fest and had the jokes ready. A lot of these NBA players are millionaires with sculpted bodies that have nutritionists who give them detailed meal plans, so them being forced out of their comfort zone and having to eat what the employees of Disney chef up could be interesting. On a lighter note, many were wondering if NBA’s elite players like Giannis Antekounmpo, LeBron James and Kawhi Leonard will also be subject to the same food options or if they’ll be able to somehow get special treatment.
It’s all up in the air for now, but we’re sure more food pictures will surface as more players arrive in the NBA’s bubble. But check out the funniest jokes about Troy Daniel’s struggle plate below.
Airport Meals seeing the NBA bubble meals rn: pic.twitter.com/h9vj3IS0e5— BRY 💜💛 JOBS FINISHED 🏆 (@BryMontana) July 8, 2020
Troy Daniels outside Lebron door after smelling fajitas.... pic.twitter.com/IV7LnLcr6G— Tay-K Stan Account (@kierajanae__) July 8, 2020
lebron still eating his five star meals looking at troy daniels’ paper bag lunch pic.twitter.com/YsjcOX3Kyb— bb🕴🏾🌎 GO DAWGS 5-2 (@theprofessor_11) July 8, 2020
Troy Daniels’ dinner on Night 1 inside the NBA Bubble. pic.twitter.com/cVYfuwSzxQ— Harrison Wind (@HarrisonWind) July 8, 2020
Lebron , Giannis and kawhi After sneaking out to Ruth Chris watching Troy Daniels eat Adam silver 2 star meals pic.twitter.com/ktiN1FEyyW— John (@iam_johnw) July 8, 2020
LeBron watching Troy Daniels get the Fyre Festival starter kit pic.twitter.com/u8lmFkk1bv— Bleenex and Blorox Bleach 🏁 (@Nictheegr8) July 8, 2020
NBA Players looking at the delivery boy handing them their dinner tray pic.twitter.com/bcswNrlOKa— #0urMVP🚀 (NETS🏆|NYG😑) (@EliteTheKing_) July 8, 2020
LeBron watching this knowing his personal chef has a 4 course meal waiting for him every evening pic.twitter.com/0Bd9UiF1zT— NB🇬🇭 (@N1NOBROWN) July 8, 2020
Ja Rule and the Frye Festival are in charge of NBA's food clearly. From Troy Daniels Instagram pic.twitter.com/nI0GJsEr3g— What You Expect? (@WYExpect) July 8, 2020
NBA players when the lunch lady ask them how much they want. pic.twitter.com/VN52AxNGkF— 4Three (@4Threemj) July 8, 2020
i have a sudden urge to browse through a SkyMall https://t.co/sb5Mw5p4rd— Rob Perez (@WorldWideWob) July 8, 2020
Players after receiving their first meal pic.twitter.com/JQDZpdfIMI— Cay (@caymiendavis) July 8, 2020
LeBron eating swell while Troy Daniels and the rest of the NBA eating this pic.twitter.com/f97EPWAqex— Gabe (@StacksssG) July 8, 2020
They really serving millionares airline food— Wami🦃 (@WamiWaynwiedWo) July 8, 2020
There’s only one man that can save this Fyre Festival food that they serving in the NBA bubble: pic.twitter.com/OGZaDRZw8G— 𝕁𝕦𝕤𝕥𝕚𝕟 (@iamJustinRitch) July 8, 2020