On Wednesday (Thursday IST), the NBA suspended all their games till further notice. Though conversations to cancel the league were going on, the decision was fast-tracked after Utah Jazz's star player Rudy Gobert was tested positive for the virus. After the news was announced officially, various NBA stars commented on the issue, expressing their despair through their social media accounts. Lakers star LeBron James, who previously stated that he was ready to play without his fans, expressed his frustration over the virus and NBA suspension via Twitter. In his tweet, LeBron James stated that instead of cancelling events and schools, he wants to cancel 2020 as a year. He even added that the first three months have been rough and asked everyone to stay safe.
Man we cancelling sporting events, school, office work, etc etc. What we really need to cancel is 2020! 🤦🏾♂️. Damn it’s been a rough 3 months. God bless and stay safe🙏🏾— LeBron James (@KingJames) March 12, 2020
Man... This stuff crazy... Praying for EVERYBODY in this tough time🙏🏽— Trae Young (@TheTraeYoung) March 12, 2020
2020 is being very bad year!! stay safe folks🙏— Luka Doncic (@luka7doncic) March 12, 2020
If you’re gonna take precaution, if any. Take all precautions 🤷🏾♂️— Lou Williams (@TeamLou23) March 12, 2020
No games no pay 👀 hope everybody saved properly https://t.co/mxrdpvNalf— CJ McCollum (@CJMcCollum) March 12, 2020
LeBron James has a new stance on his sentiments of possibly playing games without fans in the arena pic.twitter.com/RbmNKiOTp6— Mark Medina (@MarkG_Medina) March 10, 2020
During a previous interview, LeBron James had boldly stated that he would never play without fans, as they are who he plays for. However, LeBron James changed his stance after he has received more information about the coronavirus and its effect across the world. James revealed that when he answered the question about playing without his fans, he denied the possibility as he was unaware of the conversations going on about the virus. Though he would be extremely disappointed if he played without fans, LeBron James was aware he should listen to people who keep a track on what has been going on.
LeBron James on possibility of NBA playing games behind closed doors because of coronavirus. LeBron: “I ain’t playing” if there are no fans pic.twitter.com/kpHg6bsFYO— Mark Medina (@MarkG_Medina) March 7, 2020