Lakers star LeBron James says there’s one good thing about the NBA’s coronavirus suspension
Los Angeles Lakers superstar LeBron James is choosing to look at the bright side of things as NBA players continue to be confined at their own homes due to the ongoing coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic.
The King entertained a few questions from his fans in a live video on Instagram and said there is one good thing to take away from the dire situation.
“The good thing about it, though, I’m getting a lot of family time,” James said. “Time that I would never be able to get at this point in the season.”
LeBron James is right indeed, as NBA teams are usually even more locked in around this time when the playoffs are supposed to begin next month.
The four-time MVP, meanwhile, is a devoted husband to his high school sweetheart Savannah and their three children Bronny, Bryce, and Zhuri. It is also widely believed that being able to stay close to his family was the primary motivation for James to sign with the Lakers last year.
The James family has been staying in their home in Los Angeles even before LeBron signed with the Lakers. Their children also go to school in that area.
Still, the 35-year-old basketball icon admitted he misses the feeling of being able to perform for thousands of fans at Staples Center and millions watching at home.
“No, I miss playing ball,” James said. “I miss doing what I do. I miss being in front of the Laker faithful. I miss being in front of the opposing fans when I’m on the road. We were at a point in the season where we were hitting our stride and gearing up towards the playoffs.”
The Lakers, meanwhile, are dealing with the crisis after two unidentified players from the team tested positive from the virus.