LeBron James is going to be turning 36 years old on Wednesday, leading many of his teammates to speak on his upcoming birthday. Following Monday night's loss to the Portland Trail Blazers, Anthony Davis revealed what the Lakers plan on doing for James' birthday amid the COVID-19 pandemic.
Anthony Davis on what they'll do to celebrate LeBron's 36th birthday on Weds: "There's not much we really can do because of all the rules and restrictions. We've seen guys violate those restrictions and have to sit out. We definitely don't want to violate any rules…" pic.twitter.com/Y2qZNMgjfS
— Ryan Ward (@RyanWardLA) December 29, 2020
Of course, with the NBA having healthy and safety protocols in place for COVID-19, the Lakers can't do much to celebrate James' birthday. However, Davis hinted at the team doing something to recognize that LeBron is turning 36 years old.
James proved on Monday night that he is still playing at an extremely high level despite being in his 18th season in the league. The four-time NBA champion compiled a season-high 29 points, nine rebounds, and six assists while making 55 percent of his shots from the field.
On his birthday a year ago, James was seen taking part in multiple festivities to commemorate turning 35 years old. LeBron was joined by his teammates and family while having fun in the Los Angeles area.
However, with the COVID-19 pandemic still going on, players in the NBA have protocols they have to adhere to. Given that, it's safe to say that the Lakers aren't going to have a massive get-together for James' birthday this year.
With that being said, the Lakers could have something planned for LeBron behind closed doors that doesn't violate the league's guidelines for COVID-19. Also, it's important to note that the Lakers have a game on Wednesday against the San Antonio Spurs, which puts the idea of a birthday bash on the back burner.