Rockets Eric Gordon talks playing in Vegas, playing without fans, more

Houston Rockets Eric Gordon (Photo by Jim McIsaac/Getty Images)
Houston Rockets Eric Gordon (Photo by Jim McIsaac/Getty Images) /
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Vegas without the nightlife

Much like the MLB, the NBA has thrown out the idea of having the rest of the season in one city. This would mean players wouldn’t be permitted to leave the city until the conclusion of the postseason, which could potentially mean being away from their families and loved ones for an extended period of time.

Not many players would be interested in that, and understandably so, which is one challenge the league will have on their hands. It’s been widely believed that the season would resume in a bubble-like setting, and Las Vegas has been rumored to be the destination, which makes sense for a number of reasons.

For one, the league invests a large amount of resources in Vegas due to the annual Summer League, so there’s already a venue in place. But what would the experience in Vegas be like with essentially everything being shut down? It’s not like the casinos, bars, and clubs will be open, so how would that be?

Gordon said he actually thinks that would make it better.

That would limit all distractions. I think that would be good for the league. You’ll get to see real dynamics of how players operate and how teams operate. I think that’ll be real good for us.

This was a surprising answer, as many athletes enjoy being out and about and being seen in public. But Gordon clearly means business, which is great for Houston Rockets fans to hear. But he’s also right in that we would certainly get a glimpse of how players and teams truly operate. It would also be good for all of the players to be forced to focus on purely basketball.

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