Amid the rising injuries in the NBA, LeBron James has gone to Twitter to slam the NBA again about its risky decision of starting the 2020-21 season two months after the 2020 NBA Finals.
In his tweet, he said, “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 RIM REST rest before starting back up. 8, possibly 9 ALL-STARS has missed Playoff games (most in league history). This is the best time of the year for our league and fans but missing a ton of our fav players. It’s insane. If there’s one person that know about the body and how it works all year round it’s ME! I speak for the health of all our players and I hate to see this many injuries this time of the year. Sorry fans wish you guys were seeing all your fav guys right now.”
James himself injured his ankle in a game against the Atlanta Hawks in March and struggled in the Los Angeles Laker’s series against the Phoenix Suns, and his teammate Anthony Davis was ruled out for five-games due to an injury.
The Lakers are not the only victims of the NBA’s decision. Boston Celtics’ Jaylen Brown and Denver Nuggets’ Jamal Murray also suffered season-ending injuries before the playoffs.
The Los Angela Clippers announced on Wednesday that Kawhi Leonard had potentially torn his ACL. He is at risk of having to miss the rest of the playoffs for the season.
Dallas Maverick’s Luka Doncic also suffered from nerve pain in his arm during the game against the Clippers.
“They all didn’t wanna listen to me about the start of the season,” James said. “I knew exactly what would happen.”