By Eurohoops team / firstname.lastname@example.org
Anadolu Efes forward Chris Singleton believes that NBA players who were complaining about the living conditions during the Orlando bubble didn’t actually have anything serious to complain about, save for being away from their families.
And this was nothing in comparison to what overseas U.S. players like him have to deal with year by year.
“I think that we might see offense with when some people in the NBA… we hear all these comments when they were in the bubble,” Singleton said to Aris Barkas and Cosmote TV.
“When you read, when you get the chance to look at all the stuff they actually had in the bubble. It’s like… I don’t know what you are complaining about,” Singleton added. “You just have to stay somewhere for three months or whatever and then that’s it. You’re playing basketball every other day. You’re getting five-star meals. The pictures they showed at the beginning… I don’t know if they were the best. But after that, they had gourmet meals.”
Singleton, a former NBAer who has been playing in the EuroLeague for six straight years, said that he gets the complaints from players regarding the absence of their families. Still, it’s nothing like the frustration of an overseas player.
“I do understand them when they didn’t get to see their families because they weren’t used to it. But… if they are complaining about that, I can’t imagine them coming overseas and playing for 10 months. That should be a reality TV show or something.”