LeBron James, Anthony Davis won’t be allowed to leave bubble location, says Jared Dudley
In the event that the 2019-20 season resumes in a bubble location, Los Angeles Lakers veteran Jared Dudley says he won’t allow stars LeBron James and Anthony Davis to leave.
In a video conference call with the press, Dudley noted there’s a “misconception” that the league won’t allow its players to leave the potential bubble location if and when the season resumes. The Lakers forward said that players can leave but if they contract the virus, they can’t play.
Considering this, Dudley highlighted his plan to protect James and Davis. He said that the whole LA squad won’t allow them to go anywhere.
“Bron, AD and all the top guys we have, we’ll be wrapping them in a bubble and not letting them go anywhere,” the Lakers vet said, per Dave McMenamin of ESPN. “You’ll have that be a team rule. Now it won’t be a league, an NBA rule, but you’d want to say, ‘Listen guys, we’ve come too far. We’re going to put our family on hold.'”
“That’s where the responsibility comes for us. Sometimes it’s out of our realm in the sense of, ‘Hey, we got to stay within the bubble. Let’s do this. We got to stay isolated. It’s going to be hard for two months, but it’s something we have to sacrifice.'”
The NBA is currently scouting for possible bubble locations to play closed-door games and house the families of its players at the same time. Nothing has been confirmed yet, though it has been reported recently that the Disney World in Orlando is the clear favorite site for the league to resume the 2019-20 season.
Before the season was suspended, LeBron James, Anthony Davis and the Lakers had the best record in the Western Conference. They were also one of the favorites to win the title.