NBA Finals: Mickey Mouse Was In The House
Disney icon Mickey Mouse “attends” NBA Finals at Walt Disney World during Game 5…
Mickey has kept a low profile in the bubble during the NBA playoffs.
However, the world’s favorite mouse took was “in the stands” during last night’s Game 5 of the 2020 NBA Finals.
The Mouse Was In The House!
"He doesn't age. He looks the same as he did years ago."
—Mike Breen on Mickey Mouse pic.twitter.com/rlpsQgePpc
— ESPN (@espn) October 10, 2020
Mickey appeared in the virtual crowd as the Lakers and Heat took to the floor at ESPN’s Wide World of Sports at Walt Disney World.
“Mickey Mouse is joining us tonight,” said commentator Mike Breen. “Enjoying the game and cheering on both teams as they battle it out for the championship at the Walt Disney World Resort. The most magical place on Earth!”
Breen added, ” He’s like Lebron. He doesn’t age. He looks the same as he did years ago.”
Then, another announcer (sorry I have no idea), started singing the actual Mickey Mouse Club song.
“Don’t do that,” pleaded Breen. “Please don’t do that.”
Mickey Blog has posted many stories on the NBA Bubble at Walt Disney World. The Miami Heat and LA Lakers have advanced to the Finals, with Los Angeles holding a 3-2 lead going into Sunday night’s Game 6 on ABC.
But, before the game, why not check out this VERY interesting piece on ESPN:
How the NBA conquered COVID-19
By C. Brandon Ogbunu
In the midst of a pandemic, a sports institution led with science and taught the world how to thrive in a time of great uncertainty…
The fact that COVID-19 is a small part of the current NBA conversation is a testament to the success of the NBA bubble.
Nearing the end of the season, there have been no outbreaks of COVID-19 among NBA players, no interruptions since the bubble began. COVID-19 has been handled so thoroughly by the NBA that its largest COVID-related stories have involved individual behaviors that didn’t lead to any actual outbreaks, but potentially put others at risk. For instance, Houston Rockets forward Danuel House’s removal from the bubble for breaking bubble rules.
How, in the midst of a pandemic that continues to affect millions, did the NBA manage to make it about basketball? Read more…
Here’s hoping Mickey is there on Sunday night, too.