Quarantined
A world without sports

Quarantined
A world without sports

Quarantined
A world without sports

A look inside the quarantined lives of Draymond Green, Simone Biles and Garbine Muguruza.

For two months now, stadiums, fields and arenas have been bolted shut, sending the insatiable world of sports into hibernation. Calling it “a strange time for professional athletes” is an understatement — it’s like life is postponed until further notice.

Through the uncertainty of it all, athletes are using this moment to reflect on life outside the lines. For some, it’s a chance to be closer to family, for others, it’s a moment of restoration and self improvement. Whatever it is, one thing is clear:

This is a world without sports.

A look inside the quarantined lives of Draymond Green, Simone Biles and Garbine Muguruza.

For two months now, stadiums, fields and arenas have been bolted shut, sending the insatiable world of sports into hibernation. Calling it “a strange time for professional athletes” is an understatement — it’s like life is postponed until further notice.

Through the uncertainty of it all, athletes are using this moment to reflect on life outside the lines. For some, it’s a chance to be closer to family, for others, it’s a moment of restoration and self improvement. Whatever it is, one thing is clear:

This is a world without sports.

A look inside the quarantined lives of Draymond Green, Simone Biles and Garbine Muguruza.

For two months now, stadiums, fields and arenas have been bolted shut, sending the insatiable world of sports into hibernation. Calling it “a strange time for professional athletes” is an understatement — it’s like life is postponed until further notice.

Through the uncertainty of it all, athletes are using this moment to reflect on life outside the lines. For some, it’s a chance to be closer to family, for others, it’s a moment of restoration and self improvement. Whatever it is, one thing is clear:

This is a world without sports.

DOUBLE TEAMED

DOUBLE TEAMED

DOUBLE TEAMED

Draymond Green was sitting on his couch watching TV at home when he learned the NBA season was postponed due to COVID-19. He found out through the news like everyone else.

“You’d think, as an NBA player, you’ve got to get a heads up.” Says Draymond, “But that kind of just showed how fast it happened.”

The halt of the NBA season created a domino effect, Draymond says. Soon after, the rest of the sporting world closed up shop.

So what happens to a three-time NBA champion with no NBA? No practice, no travel, no mandatory appearances? For Draymond, life went from facilitating an offense, to teaming up with his fiancé to take on the toughest double team yet: two children.

Draymond Green was sitting on his couch watching TV at home when he learned the NBA season was postponed due to COVID-19. He found out through the news like everyone else.

“You’d think, as an NBA player, you’ve got to get a heads up.” Says Draymond, “But that kind of just showed how fast it happened.”

The halt of the NBA season created a domino effect, Draymond says. Soon after, the rest of the sporting world closed up shop.

So what happens to a three-time NBA champion with no NBA? No practice, no travel, no mandatory appearances? For Draymond, life went from facilitating an offense, to teaming up with his fiancé to take on the toughest double team yet: two children.

Draymond Green was sitting on his couch watching TV at home when he learned the NBA season was postponed due to COVID-19. He found out through the news like everyone else.

“You’d think, as an NBA player, you’ve got to get a heads up.” Says Draymond, “But that kind of just showed how fast it happened.”

The halt of the NBA season created a domino effect, Draymond says. Soon after, the rest of the sporting world closed up shop.

So what happens to a three-time NBA champion with no NBA? No practice, no travel, no mandatory appearances? For Draymond, life went from facilitating an offense, to teaming up with his fiancé to take on the toughest double team yet: two children.

You’d think, as an NBA player, you’ve got to get a heads up. But that kind of just showed how fast it happened.

Draymond Green

You’d think, as an NBA player, you’ve got to get a heads up. But that kind of just showed how fast it happened.

Draymond Green

You’d think, as an NBA player, you’ve got to get a heads up. But that kind of just showed how fast it happened.

Draymond Green

“It’s been a lot to take in,” says Draymond, “the first week of quarantine was tough because you get the kids off their schedule and everything’s a little haywire.”

But they quickly adapted, creating a new routine for the kids to find a new normal. The whole process has been amazing for Draymond, giving him a chance to experience some of the small, fatherhood moments the NBA lifestyle usually doesn’t afford.

“It’s been great, you know, just getting to really indulge in my family,” he says. “When my kids wake up, I’m home. When they eat breakfast, I’m home. when they’re doing schoolwork, I’m home. It’s been something that I’ve truly enjoyed.”

Alongside the newfound family time, Draymond has also used the moment to focus on cardio: going on jogs and walks through the neighborhood, and using his spin bike to keep his body in tune. However, nothing can replace the game.

"The only way to get in shape for basketball is to play basketball," he says.

“It’s been a lot to take in,” says Draymond, “the first week of quarantine was tough because you get the kids off their schedule and everything’s a little haywire.”

But they quickly adapted, creating a new routine for the kids to find a new normal. The whole process has been amazing for Draymond, giving him a chance to experience some of the small, fatherhood moments the NBA lifestyle usually doesn’t afford.

“It’s been great, you know, just getting to really indulge in my family,” he says. “When my kids wake up, I’m home. When they eat breakfast, I’m home. when they’re doing schoolwork, I’m home. It’s been something that I’ve truly enjoyed.”

Alongside the newfound family time, Draymond has also used the moment to focus on cardio: going on jogs and walks through the neighborhood, and using his spin bike to keep his body in tune. However, nothing can replace the game.

"The only way to get in shape for basketball is to play basketball," he says.

“It’s been a lot to take in,” says Draymond, “the first week of quarantine was tough because you get the kids off their schedule and everything’s a little haywire.”

But they quickly adapted, creating a new routine for the kids to find a new normal. The whole process has been amazing for Draymond, giving him a chance to experience some of the small, fatherhood moments the NBA lifestyle usually doesn’t afford.

“It’s been great, you know, just getting to really indulge in my family,” he says. “When my kids wake up, I’m home. When they eat breakfast, I’m home. when they’re doing schoolwork, I’m home. It’s been something that I’ve truly enjoyed.”

Alongside the newfound family time, Draymond has also used the moment to focus on cardio: going on jogs and walks through the neighborhood, and using his spin bike to keep his body in tune. However, nothing can replace the game.

"The only way to get in shape for basketball is to play basketball," he says.

AN EMPTY CALENDAR

AN EMPTY CALENDAR

AN EMPTY CALENDAR

Simone Biles was at the gym, just months away from potentially representing the US in Japan when she got word of the postponement. Her life, rigorously regimented toward July, came to a halt.

“We’ve never been through something like this, so you don’t really know how to react,” Simone says. “We have to backtrack, reset our timeline, and see what happens moving forward.”

For the first time in her career, the calendar is empty.

“It kind of feels nice because my whole life has been around a schedule,” Simone says. “But it’s also very weird because I don’t know what to do without it.”

Simone Biles was at the gym, just months away from potentially representing the US in Japan when she got word of the postponement. Her life, rigorously regimented toward July, came to a halt.

“We’ve never been through something like this, so you don’t really know how to react,” Simone says. “We have to backtrack, reset our timeline, and see what happens moving forward.”

For the first time in her career, the calendar is empty.

“It kind of feels nice because my whole life has been around a schedule,” Simone says. “But it’s also very weird because I don’t know what to do without it.”

Simone Biles was at the gym, just months away from potentially representing the US in Japan when she got word of the postponement. Her life, rigorously regimented toward July, came to a halt.

“We’ve never been through something like this, so you don’t really know how to react,” Simone says. “We have to backtrack, reset our timeline, and see what happens moving forward.”

For the first time in her career, the calendar is empty.

“It kind of feels nice because my whole life has been around a schedule,” Simone says. “But it’s also very weird because I don’t know what to do without it.”

It’s times like these when you want to make people happy and feel like we’re together.

Simone Biles

It’s times like these when you want to make people happy and feel like we’re together.

Simone Biles

It’s times like these when you want to make people happy and feel like we’re together.

Simone Biles

The lockdown has given Simone more time to herself and family and, ironically, more time to be outside, even if it’s as simple as walking the dog or hanging out in her backyard.

“Being in the gym all day, you don’t really get a sense of that,” she says. Her rigorous two-a-days are now replaced with at-home workouts, even allowing her to play a little basketball to stay active and energized.

The lockdown has given Simone more time to herself and family and, ironically, more time to be outside, even if it’s as simple as walking the dog or hanging out in her backyard.

“Being in the gym all day, you don’t really get a sense of that,” she says. Her rigorous two-a-days are now replaced with at-home workouts, even allowing her to play a little basketball to stay active and energized.

The lockdown has given Simone more time to herself and family and, ironically, more time to be outside, even if it’s as simple as walking the dog or hanging out in her backyard.

“Being in the gym all day, you don’t really get a sense of that,” she says. Her rigorous two-a-days are now replaced with at-home workouts, even allowing her to play a little basketball to stay active and energized.

It’s been important for Simone to take this time to slow down. But she’s looking forward to regaining that sense of normalcy, and returning to the biggest stage in gymnastics.

“I miss the energy, the crowd, having all the people, she says. "It’s times like these when you want to make people happy and feel like we’re together.”

It’s been important for Simone to take this time to slow down. But she’s looking forward to regaining that sense of normalcy, and returning to the biggest stage in gymnastics.

“I miss the energy, the crowd, having all the people, she says. "It’s times like these when you want to make people happy and feel like we’re together.”

It’s been important for Simone to take this time to slow down. But she’s looking forward to regaining that sense of normalcy, and returning to the biggest stage in gymnastics.

“I miss the energy, the crowd, having all the people, she says. "It’s times like these when you want to make people happy and feel like we’re together.”

BACK TO THE BOOKS

BACK TO THE BOOKS

BACK TO THE BOOKS

Garbine Muguruza was preparing for a major tournament in Palm Springs, California.

... And then she wasn’t.

“It went from everything to zero,” Garbine says. “24 hours before I had plenty of stuff to do. And now I find myself like empty.”

After returning home to Switzerland, she quickly turned emptiness into opportunity. Not only was she able to find a private facility where she could continue her training as usual, hitting balls and maintaining her routine, she also registered for online college courses in nutrition, psychology and health.

“With traveling and playing tennis, it was always hard to open a book,” Garbine says. “But now I really have time for it. I found it quite interesting — you can relate to so many things.”

Garbine Muguruza was preparing for a major tournament in Palm Springs, California.

... And then she wasn’t.

“It went from everything to zero,” Garbine says. “24 hours before I had plenty of stuff to do. And now I find myself like empty.”

After returning home to Switzerland, she quickly turned emptiness into opportunity. Not only was she able to find a private facility where she could continue her training as usual, hitting balls and maintaining her routine, she also registered for online college courses in nutrition, psychology and health.

“With traveling and playing tennis, it was always hard to open a book,” Garbine says. “But now I really have time for it. I found it quite interesting — you can relate to so many things.”

Garbine Muguruza was preparing for a major tournament in Palm Springs, California.

... And then she wasn’t.

“It went from everything to zero,” Garbine says. “24 hours before I had plenty of stuff to do. And now I find myself like empty.”

After returning home to Switzerland, she quickly turned emptiness into opportunity. Not only was she able to find a private facility where she could continue her training as usual, hitting balls and maintaining her routine, she also registered for online college courses in nutrition, psychology and health.

“With traveling and playing tennis, it was always hard to open a book,” Garbine says. “But now I really have time for it. I found it quite interesting — you can relate to so many things.”

Until you lose something, you don’t appreciate what you had.

Garbine Muguruza

Until you lose something, you don’t appreciate what you had.

Garbine Muguruza

Until you lose something, you don’t appreciate what you had.

Garbine Muguruza

The time off is nice, but Garbine misses traveling. The spirit of competition. The feeling of having a specific goal to work toward: a tournament, a match, a ranking, a chance to showcase her skills in front of a roaring crowd.

“Until you lose something, you don’t appreciate what you had,” she says.

The time off is nice, but Garbine misses traveling. The spirit of competition. The feeling of having a specific goal to work toward: a tournament, a match, a ranking, a chance to showcase her skills in front of a roaring crowd.

“Until you lose something, you don’t appreciate what you had,” she says.

The time off is nice, but Garbine misses traveling. The spirit of competition. The feeling of having a specific goal to work toward: a tournament, a match, a ranking, a chance to showcase her skills in front of a roaring crowd.

“Until you lose something, you don’t appreciate what you had,” she says.

As athletes make the best of curious circumstances, the world of sports eagerly waits for arena doors to swing open and warm ups to ensue. For updated tickers and highlight reels that aren’t two months old. For stands once again filled with adorning fans cheering on the Simones, Garbines and Draymonds of the world.

Are we there, yet?

As athletes make the best of curious circumstances, the world of sports eagerly waits for arena doors to swing open and warm ups to ensue. For updated tickers and highlight reels that aren’t two months old. For stands once again filled with adorning fans cheering on the Simones, Garbines and Draymonds of the world.

Are we there, yet?

As athletes make the best of curious circumstances, the world of sports eagerly waits for arena doors to swing open and warm ups to ensue. For updated tickers and highlight reels that aren’t two months old. For stands once again filled with adorning fans cheering on the Simones, Garbines and Draymonds of the world.

Are we there, yet?