- J.R. Smith gave NBA fans a look inside the league’s “bubble” in Orlando on Thursday night through a broadcast on Instagram Live.
- Smith complimented the menu, but also criticised some of the snacking options he had been offered.
- Smith also revealed that his room had come without a blanket. The blanket that eventually came for him was comically small for an NBA player.
- After his open look into the bubble, Smith ended his broadcast abruptly after he was asked to stop. “Just got the text,” Smith said. “Exposing too much s—. Gotta go. My bad.”
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After months of planning, the NBA bubble is in effect.
Twenty-two teams from across the league are settling into Disney’s Wide World of Sports for a stay that could last for months should they contend for the championship.
Thanks to newly-signed Lakers swingman J.R. Smith, NBA fans got an inside look at what life was like inside the bubble.
On Thursday night, Smith first offered some insight into the NBA’s food situation, reading off the menu of options with obvious delight while broadcasting on Instagram Live.
WARNING: These videos contain some potty words
JR Smith reading the food menu for the NBA campus ???? NSFW
— Bleacher Report (@BleacherReport) July 10, 2020
While Smith’s initial take on the menu was positive, when he went through his first offering of snacks, he was less pleased.
“You want a motherf—— Ferrari to run like a Ferrari because you paid for it as a Ferrari, but you keep gassing it up with motherf—— Chrysler s—,” Smith said. “But that’s just me though. … I’m just happy to be back.”
???????? ay why JR Smith go off real quick on the NBA about the food at the bubble ???? good to have you back my boy pic.twitter.com/Mp5InzWhi7
— Smoove ???? (@poppasmoov) July 10, 2020
The misadventures of J.R. Smith didn’t stop there. He also revealed on Instagram Live that his hotel room hadn’t initially come with a blanket.
Before going to bed, JR Smith has to have a blanket ???????? pic.twitter.com/NMNpknfLTq
— Lee Harvey (@MusikFan4Life) July 10, 2020
Eventually, Smith was able to acquire a blanket, but it wasn’t up to snuff. “I know Bron ain’t got this,” Smith said.
JR has an issue with the blanket they gave out: pic.twitter.com/9CQCu6HT6C
— The Lakers Review (@TheLakersReview) July 10, 2020
Smith’s session on Instagram Live was the most revealing look inside the bubble yet for NBA fans, but eventually, he was forced to end his broadcast.
“Aw man, they mad at me bro. I’m gone,” Smith said. “Just got the text. Exposing too much s—. Gotta go. My bad.”
JR Smith was on IG live roasting the NBA bubble then got forced to get off???? pic.twitter.com/M9Vij01G25
— NBA Retweet (@RTNBA) July 10, 2020
Smith’s Instagram Live might be a bit less revealing the next time he logs on, but chances are more NBA players will continue to offer some interesting looks inside the bubble through social media as the league’s restart begins.
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