LeBron James and his Los Angeles Lakers may not get a chance to play another regular-season game due to the suspension. Although he spends his days and nights at home, LeBron James has a few fun ideas to use during his quarantine life.
King James spends a lot of time checking out the news. Will the coronavirus outbreak allow his team to finish their magnificent season and win a title?
LeBron is pretty optimistic about his season with the Lakers.
“I don’t think I’ll be able to have any closure if we do not have an opportunity to finish this season,” he told Lakers reporters during a conference call.
The Lakers were making their way to their first playoff run since 2013 when NBA officials suspended the season on March 11. LA has best record in the Western Conference (49-14). LeBron and his teammates lead the second-place Clippers (44-20) by 5 1/2 games. The Milwaukee Bucks (53-12) sit on top of the NBA.
LeBron is in his 17th season, and this one is really important for him.
“I can have some satisfaction on what our team has been able to do this year (with) a first-year coach, first-year system, a whole new coaching staff, bringing on so many new pieces to our team this year,” he said. “I honestly didn’t think that we would be able to come together as fast as we did, just having so many new pieces (and) bringing in Anthony. He spent seven years in New Orleans, so he was coming into a new system, playing along with myself, and how we would be able to come together? I thought it would take us a lot longer than it did, but I was wrong. I was very wrong about that.”
LeBron handles his quarantine perfectly
The NBA season was suspended after Rudy Gobert tested positive for COVID-19. Two Lakers players have the virus, too. LeBron would be more than disappointed if his team doesn’t hit the playoffs.
LeBron didn’t like the idea of playing in empty arenas or isolated cities. However, he changed his mind. The situation can easily get out of control.
“If it’s in one single, isolated destination, if it’s Las Vegas or somewhere else that can hold us and keep us in the best possible chance to be safe, not only on the floor but also off the floor as well, then those conversations will be had,” James said. “Once this thing gets a good handle on it and the people in the higher ranks understand it, if they know we are safe, then we can make the next step. But the safety is always the most important, and then we go from there.”
LeBron hasn’t worked with Mike Mancias, his personal trainer. He works out with Savannah, and plays basketball with Bronny. They do that in a sterilized court owned by a family friend.