New NBA practice courts installed at Disney

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Practice courts

We knew the NBA would return to wrap-up its season at Walt Disney World Resort, but we’re now seeing our first look at their NBA practice courts. The NBA released several photos on Twitter of full practice floors being set up in a large conference room.

The ESPN complex at Disney World houses three total arenas, two of which will feature broadcast basketball games. With 22 basketball teams remaining, and games being played every other day, the league needed to assemble practice courts elsewhere to make suitable room for training.

These photos provided by the NBA show individual team floors being shipped in and installed in the ballroom. The Indiana Pacers home court and the Miami Heat floor are stationed alongside one another. The dismantled Orlando Magic floor is also pictured.

The season will start soon! Basketball teams will begin traveling to Orlando beginning July 7-9 where they will undergo training camp with the new practice courts. Then the regular season resumes on July 30 and will feature eight games a day between the two courts. Each team will play eight “seeding games” to determine the final playoff picture.

The first round of the playoffs begin August 17 and the league intends to have the season finished before October 12.

This is certainly shaping up to be a unique year and wrap-up to the basketball season. Will you be checking in to watch the games at Disney World?

Source: NBA

Kevin Koszola

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