It is not only the physical aspect that prepares the players but also the mental issues for the PBA's scheduled return action in October. The league plans to create its own bubble in which it will mimic what the NBA is currently doing at Walt Disney World in Orlando, Florida. Players, coaches and officials are inside the bubble where no one can come out to prevent possible infection with coronavirus disease (COVID-19). If the PBA restart continues, it could possibly take two to three months to finish the PBA Season 45 Philippine Cup. That is why it is a big test for players, coaches and officials because they will also be separated from their families for a long time.
Sa katunayan, hindi pabor ang asawa ni Tim Cone na mahiwalay sa kanyang pamilya ng ganun katagal.
Ngunit wala itong magagawa kundi ang sumunod para sa kapakanan ng buong liga.
“Despite what my wife says, I hope this bubble thing comes to fruition whether it be in Laguna or Clark or Subic or in Manila, I hope it happens and I hope we can go back to work,” ani Cone sa isang coaching webinar.
Kaya naman ngayon pa lamang, ikinukundisyon na ng mga players, coaches at officials ang kanilang sarili sa tinatawag na “new normal.”
Sabik na ang mga players na magbalik-aksyon matapos ang ilang buwang pahinga dahil sa pandemya.
Handa ang lahat na ibuhos ang lahat upang bigyan ng magandang laban ang mga fans.