A bubble chart is used to display three dimensions of data at the same time. The location of the bubble is determined by the first two dimensions and the corresponding horizontal and vertical axes. The third dimension is represented by the size of the individual bubbles.
The bubble chart allows a number of properties to be specified for each dataset. These are used to set display properties for a specific dataset. For example, the colour of the bubbles is generally set this way.
We can also change the default values for the Bubble chart type. Doing so will give all bubble charts created after this point the new defaults. The default configuration for the bubble chart can be accessed at Chart.overrides.bubble.
After the NBA season shut down on March 11, discussion quickly turned to the big questions about the rest of the season: when, where and how. As it turned out, the when was July, after more than 100 days away. The where was the Walt Disney World Resort in Lake Buena Vista, Florida. And the how was a bubble environment that saw a massive list of safety protocols enacted but also saw a return-to-play unlike anything sports fans had seen before. Players, coaches and staffers for 22 teams -- not to mention league staffers and media members -- uprooted their lives to spend months away from home. The first players arrived on July 7 and now the 2019-20 NBA season has finally come to an end, more than one full year after teams reported to training camp, with the Los Angeles Lakers claiming their 17th championship.
Resuming the NBA season was far more complex than simply rescheduling games. Once it became obvious a return to home arenas wasn't an option, the league honed in on creating a bubble, eventually deciding to resume play at ESPN's Wide World of Sports. Getting there wasn't easy.
On June 22, when Toronto was still in Phase 1 of its reopening plan, the Raptors traveled to Florida Gulf Coast University in Fort Myers, Florida, where they held training camp until relocating again to the NBA's official bubble. -- Tim Bontemps
The first players arrived at Walt Disney World on July 7, nearly four months after the NBA season had shut down. All 22 teams were checking in for a stay of at least six weeks, and for two of them, the bubble would be the only place they'd visit for more than three months. So the bubble needed to provide more than basketball -- it needed to become a home away from home for everyone involved, for better or worse.
With physical distance encouraged more than ever, there would be untold hours of solitude for players living in the NBA bubble. The mental toll was a key point of discussion upon entry to the Disney campus. How those inside were able to cope helped determine the bubble's viability and success. -- Baxter Holmes
For the players, the first three weeks after arriving in the bubble were relatively smooth. Teams got acclimated to the Disney campus as the league continued to take massive precautions, working to make sure its players had all the comforts, food and approved fun that bubble life can offer. -- Malika Andrews
Players, coaches and other key personnel quickly settled in upon arriving in the bubble at Walt Disney World and found numerous ways to keep themselves busy when they were not practicing or working out. From pingpong to pool parties, here is a look back the 10 best things the players did while on lockdown.
Rather than jump directly into the playoffs, the NBA scheduled 88 seeding games -- eight each for 22 teams -- and established a way for the six invited teams who were outside the playoff picture when the season was put on hold to play themselves in. The Phoenix Suns nearly did that, becoming bubble darlings by going a perfect 8-0 in the restart. But they were kept out of the West's first-ever play-in game by the Memphis Grizzlies (who entered the bubble in eighth but fell to ninth by the time the play-in was staged) and the Portland Trail Blazers and bubble MVP Damian Lillard.
When 22 NBA teams started flowing into the bubble, so too did wine. After all, the nearly 1,400 players, staffers and others inside the NBA bubble were facing long hours of isolation in their respective hotel rooms. So being able to open a bottle at the end of the day and share a glass at a distance with fellow players brought something beyond normalcy and comfort. -- Baxter Holmes
To commemorate the unusual efforts involved in the 88 seeding games, we asked our experts for their vote in all six major awards categories to NBA typically doles out, specifically recognizing performance in the bubble. As a bonus, we even added two categories, because the longest season in NBA history deserves some extra awards.
By the time the playoffs finally arrived four months after their scheduled April start date, there was a growing sense of normalcy. Though day games were a new twist, the first round still had 16 teams facing off in best-of-seven series. Little did the NBA know that the outside world would soon encroach on the bubble in unexpected ways.
At a certain point on the first day of the 2020 playoffs, the novelty of the bubble and the circumstances surrounding it receded. For almost 11 hours, the NBA was its familiar, best self: superstars young and old; spectacular displays of athleticism and guile; an event.
The official scorer marked it as a 28-foot, unassisted 3-point field goal, but the shot heard 'round the bubble was much more than that. The internet quickly ran out of adjectives to describe Luka Doncic, but his buzzer-beater in Game 4 against the LA Clippers made one thing clear: Doncic is the best young basketball player on Earth. -- Kirk Goldsberry
Basketball returned, again, on Aug. 29 and it didn't take long for the playoffs to surprise and delight fans (well, except the fans of the teams on the wrong end of the surprising results). Two title favorites, the Bucks and Clippers, were both bounced in the second round. The Clippers' loss came at the hands of the Nuggets, who became the bubble's best comeback story by overcoming 3-1 deficits in both the first and second round. And the bubble's best barista made sure the Finals would have a true Florida flavor.
When Jimmy Butler checked into his hotel, he wasn't interested in the coffee made with prepackaged pods that came with the room. Luckily, the Miami Heat star had brought his own setup, including a French press, a pour-over and a grinder -- and he turned it into a budding bubble business. -- Malika Andrews
Hollywood. South Beach. It was a dream NBA Finals matchup, only it was taking place inside a bubble, in front of small pockets of socially distanced friends and family, with fans relegated to courtside video boards. Still, the matchup between the Lakers and Heat provided a chance for LeBron James, in his first Finals as a Laker, to face off against his former team on the league's biggest stage, and eventually claim a fourth championship.
The NBA bubble seemed like a ridiculous concept when introduced months ago as the league weighed options to restart its 2019-20 season. Hundreds of NBA players in the same place, all but shut off from the rest of the world, for almost three months?
There's no telling how the situation inside the NBA bubble will evolve as it relates to COVID-19, but the league at least was able to bring the 22 teams it invited to Orlando into the bubble in a relatively safe manner. In order for the league to keep the season going and to complete a full slate of playoff games, though, the rules of the NBA bubble will need to be followed closely.
If it works, the NBA bubble at the Walt Disney World Resort in Orlando, Fla., will be the site of every game on the NBA schedule through early October. And a 2019-20 NBA champion will be crowned in a relatively empty arena with no fans present.
Either way, it's amazing that the NBA has been able to pull this off. Here's all you need to know about the measures the league took to form the NBA bubble in Orlando. Details of the NBA's bubble protocols are from ESPN, which obtained the 100-plus-page document the league sent to its players.
This is why the NBA felt comfortable pressing forward with the bubble in Orlando even as coronavirus cases in Florida spiked over the summer. In theory, that shouldn't matter, because nobody other than those who have been invited and tested are allowed to enter the bubble, anyway.
Nobody from the 22 teams (more on those later) that were invited to resume the NBA season in the bubble were required to participate, as people who are determined by the team or by medical experts to be high risk for COVID-19 are protected/excused and will not lose salary. Players who opt out but are not deemed high risk lose the corresponding number of game checks up to a cap of 14 games.
Teams arrived in the NBA bubble on July 7 as they prepared for the resumption of the season on July 30. If the NBA bubble works, and if the playoffs reach Game 7 of the NBA Finals, the last group of players, coaches and team/league personnel will have stayed in the bubble through Oct. 12. That's ... a long time. Naturally, players, coaches and team personnel are allowed to leave the bubble once they are eliminated from contention.
The ESPN-NBA connection aside, the Walt Disney World Resort presented the league a uniquely qualified infrastructure that made the bubble concept viable. Not only is the place big enough to contain all essential NBA team and league personnel, but with security, it can be isolated from the surrounding area relatively easily. Disney World, of course, wasn't hosting guests amid the COVID-19 pandemic, anyway, so it became a logical deal for both sides.
NBA games in the bubble are being played in three different arenas at the complex. Limited media, team executives, NBA/union personnel and inactive players are allowed in the stands, but other than a couple sponsors here and there, no fans are allowed to attend.
The list of NBA bubble teams consists of the 16 teams that were in the playoffs based on NBA standings when the season was suspended in March, plus the six teams that were six games or fewer behind the eighth seed in their respective conferences. Those six teams are the Pelicans, Trail Blazers, Suns, Kings, Spurs and Wizards. 041b061a72