The NBA will allow players to FINALLY bring guests into the Bubble environment in Orlando ... but not EVERYONE will be allowed in.
In fact, the NO ENTRANCE list is the most interesting part!!
First off, the guest list will open up to players beginning after the 1st round of the NBA playoffs (which is approaching fast).
The league sent a memo to teams, obtained by ESPN's Adrian Wojnarowski, laying out the criteria for entrance.
"Four guests per player, but can be exceeded for children," Woj says.
"Guests can travel on team charters following testing. Guests will be allowed to attend games."
There will be strict quarantine protocols for guests before they're allowed inside the bubble ... similar to what the players are already going through.
But, here's where it gets interesting ... the league is clearly trying to prevent players from bringing in random people they meet on social media for booty calls. Aka, no randoms from Tinder!!!
"Any individual the player has not previously met in person or with whom the player has had limited in-person interactions [will not be granted access]."
The league cites a hypothetical example of a person who would NOT be allowed in -- "[someone] known by the player only through social media or an intermediary."
Get it? Seems pretty clear to us!
Woj says other people NOT allowed inside include "agents, trainers, massage/physical therapists, personal chefs and tattoo artists."
Sorry, no new ink inside the bubble!
Once inside, Woj says "Each player is allowed one ticket per playoff game for a guest -- plus an additional admission for a child (32 inches and below)."
Gilbert Arenas recently told us he's been talking to players who are griping about not being able to get booty while inside the bubble.
Well, hang tight fellas ... things could get really interesting in Orlando!