Instagram model Anna Mya claims she was invited inside NBA bubble

Instagram model Anna Mya claims she was invited inside NBA bubble

The NBA’s plans to host a COVID-free bubble at Disney World appears on shaky ground after an Instagram model claimed she was invited inside by a player just days after it opened.

NBA teams have been preparing at Disney World in Orlando Florida, with officials working overtime to keep the season alive.

However the strict regime, put in place to keep players and officials healthy, appears too much for some, with Anna Mya taking to Twitter to make the allegation she was asked inside.

“I already got invited to the bubble,” she said.

“Yea the season definitely ending early.”

Mya — who has close to 18,000 on Instagram, where she has now made her account private — was later labelled a snitch for taking to social media.

“People calling me a snitch like it’s not known that they can have visitors in like 5 weeks. Well technically I didn’t know either until I got the invite,” she wrote.

Inside the NBA bubble there is optimism that the rules established by the league and players will work - even though some Disney parks reopened to visitors over the weekend.

Guests of players — including family and friends — can’t enter the bubble until the second round of the play-offs.

"I think our protocols and our health and safety measures have been top-notch. I think this thing will work perfectly," Toronto Raptors guard Kyle Lowry said.

However, at least two players inside the NBA bubble have already paid a steep price for violating quarantine upon their teams' respective arrivals last week.

Sacramento's Richaun Holmes revealed on Monday that he "briefly and accidentally" crossed the NBA campus line to pick up a food delivery.

Under the NBA's rules of the restart, he now has to spend 10 days in quarantine.

Also Monday, a person with knowledge of the situation said that Houston's Bruno Caboclo was also serving a 10-day quarantine for crossing the campus line.

Meanwhile Russell Westbrook said on Monday that he has tested positive for coronavirus and that he plans to eventually join the Houston Rockets for the restart of the NBA season.

As recently as Sunday, the Rockets believed that Westbrook and James Harden - neither of whom travelled with the team to Walt Disney World near Orlando last week - would be with the team in the next few days.

In Westbrook's case, that now seems most unlikely.

"I tested positive for covid-19 prior to my teams departure to Orlando," Westbrook wrote on his Instagram page.

"I'm currently feeling well, quarantined, and looking forward to rejoining my teammates when I am cleared."