LeBron James unhappy at suggestion of canceling NBA season

LeBron James unhappy at the suggestion of cancelling NBA season

Instead, the league has been closed for more than seven weeks due to the coronavirus pandemic, LeBron must respond to reports that some executives and agents believe the NBA season should be cancelled.

The triple NBA champion tweeted Thursday that the information was “absolutely not true” and “no one should cancel anything”.

The NBA has not played a game since March 11, when it was revealed just before the revelation that Utah Jazz center Rudy Gobert had tested positive for Covid-19.
LeBron James unhappy at suggestion of canceling NBA season
LeBron James unhappy at suggestion of canceling NBA season

Rumors have been around since when and if the 2019-20 season would resume. But Commissioner Adam Silver has always argued that it is too early to speculate on when the league could resume.

In early April, Silver said the league would not even consider a return until at least May 1. The NBA said Monday that players will not be allowed to train in their team facilities until May 8, and even then, strict social distancing and safety measures should be put in place.

LeBron has spoken out several times about the future of the league in the past seven weeks. When it started, the NBA superstar laughed at the idea of ​​playing games without fans.

James revised his position several days later, saying he would if it was in the best interest of the league. In early April James told reporters: “I don’t think I will be able to close if we don’t have the opportunity to finish this season.”

LeBron James unhappy at suggestion of canceling NBA season

LeBron’s motivation for continuing the season may seem obvious. The Lakers had a 49-14 record, the best of the NBA’s overcrowded Western conference when the season was interrupted.

They have won 13 of their last 16 games since February 1 when the partnership between LeBron and Anthony Davis, which they acquired in the offseason, was in full swing.

But the Lakers revival was just one of the many scenarios in one of the league’s most anticipated seasons for years.

The other L.A. team, the Clippers, was led by new stars Kawhi Leonard and Paul George. James Harden and Russell Westbrook proved to be a dynamic duo in Houston, and Jimmy Butler rode the Miami Heat in the East to challenge Giannis Antetokounmpo and the Milwaukee Bucks, who had the best league record, 53-12 when the season ended.

LeBron James unhappy at suggestion of canceling NBA season
If the season resumes, player and fan safety must be protected as LeBron James mentioned in his tweet and something Boston Celtics co-owner Steve Pagliuca says is the number one priority in the league.

“LeBron is consistent with what Adam Silver is trying to do,” Pagliuca told Erin Burnett of CNN. “He watches the data every day. And they hope to recover the season, but the main problem is that it will be safe for players and fans? If possible, the season will continue. Otherwise, Adam will be patient and wait . ”

And adding hope to the prospect of seeing an NBA champion crowned this season was one of the most prominent owners in the league, Dallas Mavericks boss Mark Cuban.

He told CNN Poppy Harlow on Thursday that he was “cautiously optimistic, we can finish the season,” but without fans in the stands.

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