The NBA 2019-20 season was suspended on March 11 after Utah Jazz's Rudy Gobert tested positive for COVID-19. While there were reports about the league trying for a June return, recent reports state that the NBA is also discussing cancelling the season completely. Los Angeles Lakers star LeBron James recently commented on the entire situation, saying that he needs the season to be completed for some closure. He even added that while everyone has been living comfortably, now is the time to take a pause and think.
LeBron called the coronavirus pandemic “a roadblock for all of us” and “a test.”— Mike Bresnahan (@Mike_Bresnahan) April 8, 2020
“We’d become so comfortable with all of our lives. Now it’s time to take a pause,” he said.”
LeBron says he’s been going to the homes of some friends who have basketball courts that have been “wiped down.” He’s had solitary workouts, and even some with his son, Bronny, but hasn’t worked out with teammates.— Mike Bresnahan (@Mike_Bresnahan) April 8, 2020
He’s been working out four or five days a week.
In a conference call, LeBron James said he has been training four or five times a day and is shooting on his outdoor court with his kids.— Mark Medina (@MarkG_Medina) April 8, 2020
Along with donating food for more than 1000 people in his hometown Akron, Ohio, LeBron James has been actively sharing his quarantine experience with fans. He has been posting videos with his family, while also giving details about his workout routine. As per LeBron James, he trains at least four to five times a day, while shooting on his outdoor basketball court with his kids. LeBron James has also been visiting friends who have been basketball courts that have been 'wiped down' to practise. LeBron James also works out with his son Bronny but is yet to work out with the Lakers. According to The Athletic, the Lakers have been using the app Zoom for workouts.
Apart from Rudy Gobert, his teammate Donovan Mithcell, Kevin Durant and three other Brooklyn Nets players, Detroit Pistons Christian Wood, two unnamed Lakers players and Boston Celtics Marcus Smart tested positive for the virus. As of now, Gobert, Mitchell, Durant and the Nets, the Lakers and Smart have all been cleared of COVID-19 and its symptoms. Durant even participated in the NBA 2k player only tournament, while Mithcell is rumoured to take part in the upcoming NBA H-O-R-S-E completion.