Via Twitter, James — seven weeks removed from his title with the Lakers — pointed out how out several teams are playing except high school squads.
Trying to figure out how there is College California basketball teams playing, soon to be Pro teams playing but not High School teams playing. 🤔
— LeBron James (@KingJames) December 4, 2020
James, fresh off his latest NBA title with the Lakers, seems to be genuinely curious. After all, Bronny needs all the experience and playing time he could get. The pandemic has pretty much postponed or greatly affected any type of sports activity.
Several fans answered James' query. According to one, high schools don't have enough funds to test the kids regularly. As such, the fan believes that more testing should be conducted for the games to resume and for the parents to feel safe.
Because high schools don’t have the same testing capabilities as college and pro teams. They can’t test kids even once a week in the attempt to keep them safe. We need more tests so parents feel safe letting their kids play sports again!
— 🌹Nikki Davis 🌹 (@nikkidavis1805) December 4, 2020
Another one noted that college games rack up more revenues for schools. As such, these games are prioritized more than the high school ones, as Lakers fans might know. The money earned doesn't just turn into profits, but they use it for COVID-19 testing kits as well.
They Make Billions 💰 Off The College Kids And Not So Much With The High Schoolers And Dont Want To Be Held Accountable For Any Lives Loss In Fear Of Potential Lawsuits Form Families
— Bouvier (@Bouvier850) December 4, 2020
From the looks of it, James of the Lakers really wants his son to put some work in thru actual games. Yes, James has been spotted working out with his son this offseason. But nothing compares to actually competing against other teams.
But like most people around the world, high school teams have no choice but to follow the protocols set by their respective states. Some have relaxed their restrictions while others have allowed their citizens to move about. But the fact is that the virus is still there. And it isn't safe until we have a vaccine that's fully effective. Lakers fans, Angelenos, and Californians in general are living in a very confusing time and are trying to get a sense of consistency in the midst of everything swirling around them.