Rumors around the Lakers suggest that LeBron and team are having secret practice sessions in Bel Air, according to Ben Simmons and JJ Redick
The guidelines that the NBA recently released says that players will not practice with their teammates until July 9. However, NBA players can train individually at their team training facility with up to two assistant coaches.
According to Bill Simmons and New Orleans Pelicans guard host JJ Redick, the Lakers have been working out together at a private court that a basketball superfan has at his home in the L.A. neighborhood of Bel-Air.
Last month Danny Green, Lakers guard said that LeBron James and Anthony Davis were making sure that their teammates have gym access.
LeBron James and Lakers breaking NBA rules?
If the Lakers are indeed practicing together, they are breaking the NBA guidelines and could see some action against them. However, no confirmed reports about the same have come out in the open.
Bill Simmons and JJ Redick hint that the Lakers have been secretly scrimmaging throughout quarantine at a mansion in Bel-Air with a replica Staples Center court. pic.twitter.com/WCdSTaS1Wu
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It seems that players are trying to get every possible advantage that they could have once the season restarts. Lakers are currently no.1 seed team in Western Conference and are the top contenders for the title along side Los Angeles Clippers, Milwaukee Bucks and Toronto Raptors.
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LeBron James has made it clear that he wants to complete the NBA season and that his involvement on the court won’t affect his ability to inspire change in society. Laker’s guard Danny Green also said that NBA restart can create more social justice change in the country as well as it would have a greater impact on the world.
Meanwhile Lakers Avery Bradley and Dwight Howard may have plans to sit out of the NBA restart(not confirmed), as they have extended support to Kyrie Irving, who is not in favor of the restart. However Laker’s think that Howard will play in Orlando.