LeBron James had recently tweeted about his displeasure towards the NBA’s decision to start the 2020-21 NBA season early. The superstar has now found support in NBA veteran Robert Horry, who recently tweeted about the issue as well.
It would not be wrong to say that the 2020-21 NBA season has been one of a kind. The year saw matches being postponed more than ever before.
This was followed by some of the big names in the NBA missing several games either due to injury or breaching the COVID19 related health and safety protocols of the league.
The 2021 NBA Playoffs recently witnessed some of the league superstars succumbing to injuries and missing the remainder of the post-season. The list included the likes of Kyrie Irving, Kawhi Leonard, and Anthony Davis.
4x NBA champion King James recently expressed his resentment in a tweet. The NBA superstar spoke about how as many as 9 All-Stars have missed post-season, which is the most in league history.
7x NBA champion Robert Horry endorsed LeBron’s tweet adding that athletes need time for their bodies to recover and the league should look into this matter.
Lakers superstar LeBron James calls out the NBA in the wake of a plethora of players getting injured
LeBron James recently expressed his displeasure towards the NBA in a series of tweets:
They all didn’t wanna listen to me about the start of the season. I knew exactly what would happen. I only wanted to protect the well being of the players which ultimately is the PRODUCT & BENEFIT of OUR GAME! These injuries isn’t just “PART OF THE GAME”. It’s the lack of PURE
— LeBron James (@KingJames) June 16, 2021
LeBron’s tweet also comes as a result of teammate Anthony Davis and himself sustaining some major injuries during the season. That prevented the Lakers to perform at full strength during the 2021 NBA Playoffs.
The Lakers were the 2020 NBA champions who had probably played more games than most of the teams last year in the Orlando Bubble.
NBA veteran Robert Horry recently came out in support of LeBron, tweeting the following:
I have been saying this for years. People don’t realize the beating your body takes playing a season and then a full post season with little time off. Athletes young and old need time for their bodies to recoup. https://t.co/66T5UbMDAV
— Robert Horry (@RKHorry) June 17, 2021
However, the NBA has not paid heed to these grievances yet. The league previously cited the financial losses that they had to bear due to the pandemic.
It would be interesting to see if this issue gets more attention as the NBA has decided to begin the 2021-22 season as per the regular schedule.