LeBron James is never one to hold back his opinion. That might have earned him the title of “biggest whiner” in the NBA, and it also caused him to make a scene at his son Bronny’s basketball game recently. Click here for that epic video. He also spoke out about the NBA’s injury-plagued season.
James took aim at the NBA for not protecting their players from fans throwing stuff like popcorn on them. Then he directed his focus on their busy condensed schedule and blamed many injuries on that for not allowing players to rest.
Chris Paul is the president of the National Basketball Players Association and is a very important voice behind the scenes. While talking to the press on Monday, he was specifically asked about what LeBron James said about the NBA not giving their players enough time to rest during this new season setup.
“Injuries are always unfortunate. You hate to have them. But just like when we went to the bubble, everything was discussed as far as the players and the full body of players. Everything that’s good for this guy and that guy might not be the same for that guy. But everything has always been a conversation, and it’s going to continue to be that way. So if people don’t like it, then you know everybody has the same opportunity to be a part of all these conversations.”
LeBron James is spending his offseason by promoting Space Jam 2: A New Legacy, but he needs to also focus on next season. The Lake Show must have a much better result for their 2022 season or several things might need to change in the organization. It’s not all on LeBron James to carry his team, but the busy NBA schedule certainly didn’t help things in his estimation.
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