Duke basketball: Tyus Jones finds unpleasant surprise in Orlando hotel

Former Duke basketball star Tyus Jones. (Photo by Daniel Shirey/Getty Images)
Former Duke basketball star Tyus Jones. (Photo by Daniel Shirey/Getty Images) /

Former Duke basketball star Tyus Jones found an unpleasant surprise when he arrived at his hotel room inside the NBA’s bubble.

More hurdles arrive as more players arrive in Orlando, Florida for the NBA’s resumed season, but whether it be testing, food, or accommodations, something always seems to appear in the last handful of days.

However, former Duke basketball star Tyus Jones might have encountered the strangest and dirtiest hurdles in what looked like a dead roach.

Jones posted a photo of the insect to his Instagram on Wednesday as players started to complain about the bubble just days after entering.

ALSO READ: Former Duke star Grayson Allen makes COVID-19 donation

The cleanliness of hotel rooms has not been a major issue with the restart of the NBA season, rather it has been a major point of contention for WNBA players as they try and start their season at IMG Academy in Bradenton, Florida.


In his first year with the Memphis Grizzlies, Tyus Jones has helped guide the team to currently sit as the No. 8 seed in the Western Conference and control its own destiny to reach the NBA Playoffs.

ALSO READ: Zion Williamson arrives at Orlando bubble sporting Duke gear

Memphis currently holds a 32-33 record and is 3.5 games ahead of the New Orleans Pelicans, Portland Trail Blazers, and Sacramento Kings.

In just 19.0 minutes per game, Tyus Jones is averaging 7.4 points, 1.6 rebounds, 4.4 assists, and 0.9 steals per game while shooting 45.9 percent from the floor and 37.9 percent from 3-point range.

The Grizzlies will not have an easy road to the playoffs as the franchise will play the Portland Trail Blazers in its first of eight regular season games on July 31 and then play the San Antonio Spurs, New Orleans Pelicans, Utah Jazz, Oklahoma City Thunder, Toronto Raptors, Boston Celtics, and Milwaukee Bucks.

ALSO READ: Former Duke star is ready to prove doubters wrong

Hopefully for Tyus Jones and the Grizzlies, the dead roach is not a sign of things to come and the former Most Outstanding Player of the 2015 NCAA Tournament will be back in the postseason.

As a league, the NBA’s season will resume on July 30 at the ESPN Wide World of Sports Complex, inside Walt Disney World.