The Los Angeles Lakers defeated the Golden State Warriors in the first game of the play-in tournament. Lakers players elevated their game and they all stepped up when head coach Frank Vogel needed them to do so. Well, one of them is in big trouble now. According to recent reports, LeBron James broke the NBA protocol this week. Is he in trouble? Well, he may be in a tricky situation.
Dave McMenamin from ESPN reported that the Lakers superstar violated the league’s health and safety protocols.
Prior to the Lakers’ play-in match against Stephen Curry and his team, LeBron attended a promotional event for the tequila brand he supports. Top celebrities attended the event. Drake, Michael B. Jordan and many others made the best headlines these days.
The promotional event required proof of vaccination or a negative COVID-19 in order to attend. There were strict measures and some say LeBron violated the protocols. We don’t really believe that his status for the playoffs is in jeopardy.
“It’s a violation of the agreed upon protocols, and, as we have in other comparable instances around the league, it has been addressed with the team,” an NBA spokesman told McMenamin.
Lakers LeBron James broke protocol prior game vs Warriors
LeBron didn’t reveal if he has received the COVID jab. He has just returned from a high-ankle sprain. LeBron missed a lot of time due to his injury. This was the longest stretch of games he has missed. Well, the kid from Akron returned right on time and he is ready for serious game action. The Los Angeles Lakers will play against the Phoenix Suns and LeBron will meet Chris Paul.
In the play-in game against the Golden State, LeBron hit the clutch shot from beyond the arc and led the Lakers to a win. After the match was over, LeBron said he had issues with double vision due to the foul from Daymond Green.
LA will try to keep its pursuit of back-to-back championships alive. The Suns are next, and LeBron is ready for some serious basketball.