The Lakers have advanced to the second round of the NBA Playoffs and are still waiting to see if they'll play the Oklahoma City Thunder or the Houston Rockets. It might take a day or two, which gives us time to catch up with Kyle Goon of the Southern California News Group.
For 50 days, Goon has been inside the NBA bubble, and in a candid conversation describes what life is like, not just for players but for the media covering them. Spoiler alert, it's not easy for any of them. We talk about everything from where they eat and when to how work gets done and what can be done for recreation. How did the realities of the bubble influence the week's events, when players walked out on playoff games in protest of racial injustice and police misconduct?
What happens when friends and family arrive?
Be sure to follow Kyle's work on Twitter and Instagram, at @kylegoon. The insights are great, whether breaking down the Lakers, or the experience.
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