O Los Angeles Lakers The star, speaking on the "WRTS: After Party" program on the Ininterrupted platform, launched on Monday, said it remains her wish that the season will return "sooner or later". O NBA suspended the season on March 11 because of the coronavirus pandemic and two unidentified members of the Lakers were among the league players who later tested positive for the virus.
"Definitely don't give up on the season" James said. “Not just me and my teammates, the Lakers organization, we want to play. Many players that I know personally want to play. And, of course, we never want to harm the health of any of our players or their families, and so on.
“It is a pandemic that we have no idea (about). We can't control it " James added.
James was among a group of some of the league's highest-paid players, the president of the National Basketball Players Association, Chris Paul of Oklahoma City Thunder, is also part of the group, which met last week to talk about the season. Those players said to each other on that call that they would like to see the season summary.
NBA commissioner Adam Silver told players' union members on May 8 that he hoped to make some sort of decision about the future of the season within a four-week window. During this period – except for adjustments based on what is happening with the pandemic – Silver and NBA I would expect to decide on a course of action by June 5.
That said, there was no definitive timetable for the NBA about when a decision would be made. The league is preparing for many options.
As of Monday, just over half of the league's 30 franchises had reopened their volunteer training facilities. But other sports are showing promising signs, with NASCAR restarting its season last weekend, baseball working on some plans that could lead to a summer opening day and live golf returning to television on Sunday with a game of skins in South Florida.
"We are seeing a lot of sporting events, UFC, football, we hear baseball about to start a little bit", James said. “You know, I want to play again. I like to play basketball. I know how inspiring the game of basketball is. I know how inspiring the sport is. As soon as possible, when we get back, we’d love to bring the basketball game back to our fans. "
James and the Lakers were at the top of the Western Conference ranking when the NBA game suspended. In 49-14, the NBAMilwaukee's second best record, the Lakers he had already won his first place in the playoffs since 2013.
"I know we all miss this" James said. "I would be sitting here, lying, if I said no."
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