Gordon Hayward plays basketball, streams video games, sleeps, remotely chats with his family, and now ... blogs.
The Celtics forward took the time to offer some insight into what life inside the NBA bubble is like in Orlando, posting on his own blog. (To read the entire entry, click here.)
Here is a synopsis:
- Hayward's wife, who is due with the couple's fourth child in September, is moving back to Indiana where she will the baby. Both sides of the family lives in the state. He notes that before he left for Orlando he taught his two oldest daughters how to communicate on their iPad, a routine the family executes almost every day.
- The initial 36-hour quarantine was spent by Hayward sleeping, playing video games and working out. "So to me," he writes, "it wasn't that bad."
- Every player has a magic band that also serves as a room key while getting scanned before and after every practice. They are being tested for COVID-19 every day, also filling out a daily questionnaire.
- Hayward notes the days feel a lot like a training camp, particularly when the team went to Newport for a week. He writes, "You wake up, go eat, come back, hang out for a little bit. Maybe you have practice in the morning or early afternoon. You come back. You go eat again. Get treatment. You have a meeting. You come back, you eat again, you go get tested. You go back to your room. So there hasn’t been that much free time. There’s small pockets throughout the day of free time, but not much."