WNBA bubble life: Players chronicle time at IMG Academy complex on social media

WNBA community trying to live best #wubble lives

It seems “Welcome to the jungle” and “Welcome to the WNBA bubble” met in an only-in-Florida Venn Diagram crossover over on Monday.

Chicago Sky guard Diamond DeShields, according to her Twitter account, had an unwelcomed and unexpected guest — a lizard — sneak into her bedroom at the IMG Academy sports complex in Bradenton, Fla. Good thing for the electric guard and any of her roommates, DeShields channeled her inner Steve Irwin and captured it.

DeShields was just one of several WNBA players who documented her experience inside the #wubble on Monday.

Both the Minnesota Lynx and Connecticut Sun head coach Curt Miller relaxed by the pool. (His sneakers have been a major hit.)

On the #wubblestruggle front, Seattle Storm forward Breanna Stewart ordered groceries that were accidentally sent to Phoenix Mercury forward Brianna Turner. Chicago Sky guard Kahleah Copper had problems ordering groceries in the first place.

Minnesota Lynx guard Lexie Brown needed help with her bubble playlist.

And Jewell Loyd just wanted some pizza.

Thankfully WNBA players and coaches won’t have too many more pool days or time to listen to music in the coming months.

That’s because the league is set to begin its 2020 regular-season, it announced in a Twitter post on Friday. The Next’s Kurtis Zimmerman reported Sunday several more details, including: three games will be played on each game day (with the regular season ending Saturday, September 12), there will be no back-to-back game days scheduled for any team, there will be one 10 p.m. ET game each day and Mondays — except for one ‚— will remain “off” days for games.

In the meantime, there will be more practices, more lizards caught and more hotel room pizza.

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