Rockets Daryl Morey jokes about food situation in NBA’s bubble

General Manager Daryl Morey of the Houston Rockets (Photo by Bill Baptist/NBAE via Getty Images)
General Manager Daryl Morey of the Houston Rockets (Photo by Bill Baptist/NBAE via Getty Images) /

Houston Rockets general manager Daryl Morey raised humor at the food situation at the site of the NBA’s bubble.

On Thursday, the Houston Rockets arrived in Orlando, becoming the latest team to step foot at the site of the NBA’s restart. The Rockets didn’t bring a full crew to the bubble, however, as James Harden and Russell Westbrook were noticeably missing.

The Rockets arrived at the Grand Floridian, which is the designated hotel they were assigned to, based on their record and team standing. The initial word regarding the atmosphere in the bubble painted the picture of a lavish and luxurious life that the players and their families would be entitled to, which was to expected considering the amount of time they’ll be spending there.

But as the teams have arrived in Orlando this week, one thing has been drastically different than what anyone would have expected. The food has looked rather unappealing, to put it politely, as more and more players have posted photos of these meals on social media.

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Rockets sharpshooter Ben McLemore was the latest to express his dissatisfaction about the food, which was unveiled through a video he posted on Instagram in which he gave a tour of his room.

Rockets’ Morey pokes humor at food situation in Orlando

Rockets GM Daryl Morey also chimed in on the topic, in a series of hilarious tweets he posted on Thursday night. Morey started out by eloquently explaining how he’s decided to take the less popular route, as it pertains to the food situation.

We all have a choice in life – make jokes or complain about free food being delivered to you like you are a king. When two paths diverged in the swamp, I took the one less traveled by…

— Daryl Morey (@dmorey) July 10, 2020

For as comical as this was, it’s simply par for the course for Morey, who is partly known for his sense of humor, but mainly known for being one of the best executives in the NBA. Morey later capped the night off by explaining how he’s managed to avoid having to eat the nightmarish meals we’ve seen go viral all week.

smuggled some in

— Daryl Morey (@dmorey) July 10, 2020

The food situation will certainly improve, as it was announced that the NBA had partnered with Houston Rockets owner Tilman Fertitta’s suite of restaurants to provide delivery service to those in the bubble.

Prior to the Rockets’ departure for Orlando, Morey explained that he was going to be with the team in the bubble, as he felt it wouldn’t be right to ask the players and coaches to spend time away from their families for an extended amount of time, with the league’s front office members not in attendance, which speaks to Morey’s character.

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Fortunately for Rockets fans, his presence in the bubble should provide many more hilarious moments, as he offered two instant treasures in his first night in Orlando. We’ll have to see what more he has in store for us.