Kings gamers banished to Orlando quarantine to order meals; Twitter reacts to silly issues
Kings center Richaun Holmes apparently couldn’t control his urge to sneak into the NBA bubble outside of food in Orlando, where the league is trying to restart without an internal COVID-19 outbreak.
Holmes ordered the delivery of groceries to the Walt Disney World campus and crossed the bubble to reclaim his wares. This was a major no-no in a place with a strict lockdown policy. As a result, Holmes must be quarantined for 10 days before human contact can be resumed.
Kings Center Richaun Holmes crossed the Disney campus line to pick up delivery food and must be quarantined for 10 days (eight days to go).
– Shams Charania (@ShamsCharania) July 13, 2020
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While there have been complaints about the food provided in the league in the bladder, it’s hard to imagine what it would be worth being sent on time out. After all, most deliveries lose their maximum temperature and consistency before arriving, which means a fancy Holmes meal is likely to be just average.
Hopefully we’ll find out what exactly Holmes was trying to do – and whether the NBA at least let him eat the food before he was quarantined. Not asking about every detail of the situation would be journalism misconduct.
Holmes will face jokes about his mistake, both from teammates and the public. (UPDATE: And his mother too.)
Twitter responded quickly to the report on Monday, catching Chris Paul in the crossfire because of his reputation as a snitch.
You’re just crossing the line for your mom’s cooking! AND I WASN’T IN FLORIDA SIR !! #lol @ Rich_Holmes22. Love you dear!
– Dr. Lydecia Holmes (@DrLydecia) July 13, 2020
Bruh we like 3 days in Lmaooo
– Austin (@threepeatbulls) July 13, 2020
TO UPDATE: Missile striker Bruno Caboclo is also in another quarantine after venturing outside the campus area, ESPN reported. He’s on the same schedule as Holmes; On Monday he still had eight days.