I have posted weekly on the NBA having no coronavirus cases on a regular basis in their bubble in Orlando, Florida including yesterday. But I knew it was a matter of time before the WNBA would do the same with their bubble in Bradenton, Florida. For those of you not familiar where Bradenton is, it’s about 13 miles north of Sarasota in the western part of the peninsula.
The good news is that like the NBA, the WNBA hasn’t had a positive coronavirus either. The league issued a statement earlier Friday that of 139 players tested, including every Washington Mystics player, none tested positive for COVID-19 since the league’s initial quarantine period ended on July 10.
Some leagues has botched up their restart plans like Major League Baseball. Other leagues will likely botch their restarts like the National Football League and NCAA football conferences. Why? Because these teams are traveling, often from hot zones of the virus to another and aren’t in bubbles.
I was definitely skeptical about the WNBA and the NBA restarting their seasons under any circumstances. But now, even though Florida is still among the global epicenters of the coronavirus, everyone on the Washington Mystics, Wizards and every team in both leagues is safe. That’s a great position to be in.