The WNBA team began to fall into a bubble, focusing on practice and training. Hoopfeed.com
Published on July 11, 2020
Through Cheryl Coward
Video courtesy of Phoenix Mercury
As of Saturday, all WNBA teams have reached the “bubble” position at the IMG Academy in Bradenton, Florida. Indiana Mania is the last team to arrive. The team press conference starts on Friday and will continue throughout the weekend and next week.
During the repression, coaches and players expressed that they were satisfied with their accommodation and focused on the task at hand: daily practice and exercise to improve the condition of the players and prepare for the beginning of the season.
Phoenix coach Sandy Brondello said: “I think the WNBA has done a great job of keeping us in a safe environment, so even if the season is reduced, we can have a season.”
Even if all players are together at the same time for the first time in league history, this does not necessarily mean that they will have time or willingness to mix. The championship is coming, and veterans like Diana Taurasi are destined to compete in the championship.
Taurasi said: “I am alone. When I was in this season, I really didn’t like talking to anyone.” “So, the only advantage is that I can see my teammates a little more.”
Stay tuned to Hoopfeed for wider bubble coverage, including features and social media updates. The following is an overview of current information about the 2020 season.
Season start date and schedule
of The season will begin on July 25 (Saturday)For 22 games. The league has not released a timetable.
Although two teams (Indiana and Connecticut) have indicated that they will provide free streaming of the series of games, the league has not announced the details of any broadcast transactions, or all games are available on its streaming platform League Pass .
All news interviews this season will be conducted through video conferences. The Alliance also provides “Exclusive access” via Instagram Reached 12 outlets in the “12 Days of W” event. Participants include some media covering the alliance from time to time.
After the team arrives in Florida, it will be quarantined for four days. In addition, players are tested every day. According to the league agreement, any player who tests positive will enter “self-isolation until she meets the public health agreement to stop isolation and is approved by a doctor.”
On July 6, the WNBA announced the results of the COVID-19 test between June 28 and July 5. Seven players tested positive, including two players from Indiana with a fever. On Friday, the Liberal Party of New York announced that rookie striker Megan Walker had tested positive for the COVID-19 virus. Freedom second-year guard Asia Durr will be absent from the 2020 WNBA season; she tested positive in early June and is still recovering.
Because of the acceptance of Indiana’s fanatical Erica Wheeler and Two players of the Washington Mystics: Elena Delle Donne and Tina Charles.
Last week, the league and player union WNBPA Announced a series of social justice initiatives. Players also set up a social justice committee to coordinate these tasks. Nneka Ogwumike, the chairman of the trade union and Los Angeles Sparks forward, regularly holds board meetings. Council members include Layshia Clarendon, Sydney Colson, Breanna Stewart, Tierra Ruffin-Pratt, A’ja Wilson and Satou Sabally.
Players will wear a warm-up shirt with the slogan “Black Lives Matter” printed on the front and the slogan “Say Her Name” printed on the back. During the game, “Black Lives Matter” will also be highlighted on the court. In addition, players plan to participate in podcasts and virtual round tables to discuss social issues.
Kelly Lovell, Partner, Atlanta Dream
Players continue to speak out against the upgrade of the Atlanta Dream Captain Attack on Operation “Black Life” She supports racist, homosexual and hateful politicians and organizations. Loeffler is a US Senator (R-GA) who was appointed to fill vacant seats in December last year. She will hold elections in November.
This post is written by Cheryl Coward