NBA bubble snitch line: 6 quotes, jokes and takes from the NBA world about safety protocol hotline

NBA bubble snitch line: 6 quotes, jokes and takes from the NBA world about safety protocol hotline

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After all the buzz inside the NBA bubble at Disney World was about the food and the accommodations, the focus has turned to the “snitch line,” the hotline that anyone can use to report safety protocol violations anonymously.

On Tuesday, we heard from The Athletic’s Shams Charania that “multiple tips” have been reported already, with “some players (receiving) warnings.”

That’s led to players and coaches making jokes, sending tweets and debating whether it should be used or not, especially if it might affect players on the court — what if a star got suspended for multiple violations?

Let’s see what’s been said:

Lou Williams, Los Angeles Clippers

He appeared to call people rats for using it:

Dwight Howard, Los Angeles Lakers

He said he’s been snitched on!

Doc Rivers, Los Angeles Clippers

Kirby Lee-USA TODAY Sports

The Clips coach has jokes:

Rudy Gobert, Utah Jazz

He had this to say, via ESPN:

“I don’t know if someone’s gonna use it, but I think it’s sort of petty,” said Gobert, a two-time Defensive Player of the Year. “At the same time, you want to make sure that people respect the rules.

“But I don’t think the line will really help at that point. I think it’s more about respecting each other and all do it as a small community. Everyone is pretty much educated about the virus at this point, and it’s more about respect. At the same time, you want to make sure you socialize and do all those things, but still respecting each other’s space and try to wear the mask inside, especially when it’s crowded.”

Spencer Dinwiddie, Brooklyn Nets

“Don’t call the snitch hotline!”

Donte DiVincenzo, Milwaukee Bucks

From the Journal Sentinel:

“I probably won’t use it,” said DiVincenzo. “We’re taking every precaution following all the protocols, so I think we’re worried about ourselves, and we’re not worried about anything else.

“We trust the NBA. We trust the protocols in place. We trust ourselves. So, getting into it with other teams, and calling hotlines… I think we’re just policing ourselves to kind of focus in ourselves – and if we follow it, I think we feel good about everything. It’s not about getting into it with other teams.”

Ja Morant, Memphis Grizzlies

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