German basketball returns in bubble format, protests likely
DSSELDORF DSSELDORF, Germany (AP) With teams living in a bubble, no fans in the arena and likely anti-racism protests on the court, German basketball will show how the NBA's future could look. Players in Germany will live in what the league calls group quarantine at hotels closed to the public. The German plan calls for two games a day for 10 consecutive days starting Saturday, with tip-offs four hours apart in the same arena. The 10 German teams were split in two five-team groups, and all teams will play the other four teams in their group once. The German tournament is expected to last three weeks, while the NBA version could have some teams in Central Florida for about three months.