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“I don’t think I could have a closure if we hadn’t had the opportunity to end the season, “he said on a conference call with reporters on Wednesday. Los Angeles Times” Tania Ganguli.
In general, James had a broader view of the situation.
“We became so comfortable with our whole lives, “he said, Spectrum SportsNet’s Mike Bresnahan. “Now is the time to take a break. “
The NBA has yet to announce a final decision regarding the current season. ESPN’s Brian Windhorst reported that “pessimism is really increasing “, especially after the Chinese government delayed restart of the Chinese Basketball Association’s season.
ESPN’s Adrian Wojnarowski says Labor Day weekend in early September is the latest that the NBA plans to extend this campaign.
James and his Lakers colleagues will feel somewhat wronged even if closing the league is the reasonable and obvious decision. Los Angeles has the best record in the Western Conference (49-14), and it would be one of the best contenders for the title if the 2020 qualifiers were to begin.
Regardless of the broader public health concerns, the health of the players themselves is an issue that some have raised. NBA ordered temporary closure training facilities and team training, leaving players alone.
Shams Charania of the stadium reported that the Lakers and Los Angeles Clippers were setting up team-wide Zoom calls to help everyone get on the same page:
“The sobering reality … is that everyone is at the mercy of the coronavirus,” says our NBA Insider @ShamsCharania.
Charania reports on Adam Silver’s call with the presidents of the NBA teams today, and in a unique way in which the Lakers and Clippers use Zoom for training. https://t.co/hHn4wCd5zU
the Orange County Registerit is Kyle goon reported that the Lakers ‘strength and conditioning personnel also sent equipment to the players’ homes.
James told reporters during the roll call, he trains four to five times a day and trains on his outdoor court. The 16 stars of the stars added he visited friends who had their courts ““but that he did not train with any teammate.