Charles Barkley took notice of all the noise surrounding LeBron James. The four-time NBA champion broke the NBA’s health and safety protocols. Fans were really worried about his status for the NBA playoffs. I mean, the Los Angeles Lakers have just earned their spot in the playoffs. They defeated the Golden State Warriors and are set to meet the Phoenix Suns in the first round. LeBron will play against Chris Paul and you don’t want to miss the series.
Let’s go back to the protocols.
Dave McMenamin from ESPN shocked the NBA world with his report on LeBron’s issues. According to him, LeBron could be in some trouble.
McMenamin reported that LeBron violated the NBA’s team and safety protocols before the Lakers’ game against Curry’s team. The four-time NBA champion attended a promotional event for a tequila brand he supports. We don’t know if LeBron has received his COVID shots.
So, will the NBA suspend the superstar? Of course not. Adrian Wojnarowski from ESPN reported that LeBron won’t miss any games. The king of basketball is ready to see action against the Suns.
“LeBron James won’t be suspended for protocols violation, sources tell ESPN,” Wojnarowski said. “Nature of event didn’t rise to a threat level of virus spread, as described in Dave McMenamin’s story.”
Charles Barkley knew that LeBron James wouldn’t miss games
Barkley said that pretty much every NBA fan thought that LeBron wouldn’t miss any time due to the NBA’s health and safety protocols.
“Ain’t no f***ing way LeBron James is going to be sit out because of health and safety protocols,” Barkley said.
LeBron is 36 and he is ready to win his fifth title. He helped the Los Angeles Lakers win the 17th title in team history. Players won a championship inside the NBA bubble in Orlando. It was hard and awkward at the same time. They were away from their families.
LeBron finished the regular season with 25.0 points, 7.7 rebounds, and 7.8 assists per game with the team. Pretty good for a “Washed King,” right? LA needs him to make the NBA Finals and hopefully, win the championship.