Basketballghana.com gathers franchises set to compete in the 2020-2021 NBA Gatorade League (G League) season have to pay between $400,000 and $500,000 to send their teams to compete at the bubble created inside Disney World in Orlando, Florida according to CBS Sports.
Ghana Center Amida Brimah’s Fort Wayne Mad Ants team is one of them as the Indiana Pacers affiliate is one of 17 G-League franchises to move to the bubble.
The upcoming season is to be played in the bubble similar to the measures taken by the NBA last season to complete its 2019-2020 season due to the COVID 19 pandemic.
This is Brimah’s third season in the G League after spending two seasons with Austin Spurs; Brimah won the 2018 G League title at Austin.
11 G League franchises including Capital City Go Go elected not to send their teams to the bubble and avoid paying the amount; former Ghanaian-British NBA player Pops Mensah Bonsu served as Capital City’s General Manager until he stepped down from his post late last year.
The upcoming G League season starts on February 8 and teams are expected to play between 12 and 15 games in the regular season and the single game elimination playoffs are to run from March 5-9.
By Yaw Adjei-Mintah
@YawMintYM on Twitter