WNBA won’t let star opt-out of “bubble,” despite Lyme doctor’s advice
Insider.com, July 14, 2020
By Meredith Cash
Washington Mystics superstar Elena Delle Donne petitioned the WNBA for a medical opt-out from the 2020 “bubble” season due to her chronic Lyme disease.
The league rejected her opt-out request despite receiving a letter from her physician recommending that she avoid the bubble and unnecessary risk of exposure to COVID-19 during the pandemic.
The two-time WNBA MVP and six-time All-Star will now have to choose between risking her health to play the season and forgoing her $215,000 salary to stay home.