LeBron James has taken a complete 180 on his stance about whether the playoffs should continue or not and fans question what changed his mind.
The Los Angeles Lakers forward has been one of the most vocal leaders in demanding a change to effectively curb the spread of systemic racism. 21 hours ago, he tweeted out a profanity stricken message, quote “F**K THIS MAN!!!! WE DEMAND A CHANGE. SICK OF IT.”
Just an hour after this tweet, James hops onto Instagram, posting a screenshot of a news channel, captioning it “BOYCOTTED NOT POSTPONED”.
However, just moments ago, Yahoo’s Chris Haynes has reported that the King feels its is in the best interest of the league and the players to resume the 2020 NBA playoffs.
Yahoo Sources: There was a change in position from last night with LeBron James, among others, relaying it was in their best interest to finish out the season.
— Chris Haynes (@ChrisBHaynes) August 27, 2020
What caused Lebron James to have a change of heart in less than 24 hours?
This new report by Chris Haynes is obviously a drastic change from what was being reported about Lebron James’s stance on the matter on Wednesday night.
According to reports coming in from the players meeting last night, LeBron James had voted for the season to come to an end, and had then stormed out of the room.
In an emotion filled, impromptu meeting that took place Wednesday night, Udonis Haslem of the Miami Heat was also quoted saying that the playoffs are essentially nothing without the Lakers and the Los Angeles Clippers.
Sources: Miami’s Udonis Haslem spoke and essentially told everyone in room that — without Lakers and Clippers, how will season continue?
LeBron James walked out. Rest of Lakers and Clippers exited behind him.
— Shams Charania (@ShamsCharania) August 27, 2020
But what caused this sudden change of heart for LeBron? Was it the time to soak in all that had transpired? Or the simple fact that NBA could do much more for society by playing and using their platform to spread awareness about social injustice and police brutality.
It was also noted by an unidentified player that the President of the NBPA, Oklahoma City Thunder’s Chris Paul, led the meeting on Thursday with great poise and leadership.