We’ve become accustomed to Lebron James being a part of the main storyline of an NBA. The world was upside down when James and the Lakers missed the 2019 NBA playoffs.
One NBA executive believes the NBA is making sure the Lakers have at least a fighting chance in their series against the Phoenix Suns. Speaking anonymously to Bleacher Report’s A. Sherrod Blakely, one Eastern Conference executive spoke on what is being perceived as preferential treatment toward James.
“It’s a given that LeBron, because of who he is, is going to get some things to go his way that doesn’t go that way for others,” said the executive. “The thing that I struggle with understanding is the whole point of having all these health protocols is to keep players safe, right? Why are there layers to this? If you spell out the rules and the players violate them, why would you (then) risk exposing them to their teammates?”
It was revealed that Lebron attended a promotional event, with Drake and Michael B. Jordan, a couple of days prior to the Lakers play-in matchup with the Golden State Warriors.
James was not suspended, fined or required to quarantine because of the visit. An act that raised eyebrows among NBA fans when Dallas Mavericks big man Kristaps Porzingis was fined for visiting a strip club after Game 1 in the Mavs series against the Los Angeles Clippers.
Let’s be real, at this point I don’t know if I want to watch a Laker game without Lebron but do you agree with the exec who thinks Lebron is receiving preferential treatment?
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