LeBron James, Los Angeles Lakers. (Mandatory Credit: Jayne Kamin-Oncea-USA TODAY Sports).
NBA Twitter trolled Adam Silver for not having the guts to punish LeBron James by Mark Powell.
LeBron James violated NBA protocol to go to a photoshoot with Drake and Michael B. Jordan.
In the days leading up to the Los Angeles Lakers playoff run, superstar forward LeBron James breached the NBAs COVID-19 procedure.
The infraction stems from James attending a marketing occasion in the lead-up to the Lakers play-in competition game vs. the Golden State Warriors. James has neither verified or denied if he has actually had a COVID-19 vaccination. James and the Lakers will deal with the department competing Phoenix Suns in a best-of-seven, first-round series beginning on Sunday afternoon in Phoenix.
ESPNs Dave McMenamin reported the infraction late on Friday night and into the wee hours of Saturday early morning. The violation stems from James going to an advertising event in the lead-up to the Lakers play-in competition game vs. the Golden State Warriors. The event was to promote a tequila brand. Celebs such as Drake and Michael B. Jordan remained in presence at the event.
McMenamins ESPN associate Adrian Wojnarowski later reported James will not be suspended for breaching the NBAs protocol, “as the nature of the occasion didnt rise to a danger level of virus spread.”.
LeBron James breaches NBA protocol to go to a tequila marketing occasion.
While the event in question may have been deemed too minor to spread out the coronavirus, the NBA not suspending James just further plays into the favoritism of the leagues stars under Adam Silvers commissionership. One would think practically any other gamer beyond the face of the league would have dealt with severe effects for dedicating this kind of infraction.
James has neither confirmed or denied if he has had a COVID-19 vaccination. While his teammate Dennis Schröder has actually mentioned he has not received one, and needed to go into quarantine for 10 days for testing positive, he is not the only Lakers gamer to not have actually received a vaccine. This is due to the fact that the Lakers are one of the groups listed below the 85-percent immunized threshold, so 15 out of 17 players.
James and the Lakers will deal with the division competing Phoenix Suns in a best-of-seven, first-round series start on Sunday afternoon in Phoenix. While the Suns have had their finest season in over a decade, the seventh-seeded Lakers are the presumptive favorite to advance in the Western Conference Playoffs. Assuming the Lakers have their health, they can repeat as NBA champions.
Anticipate this story to be a major talking point throughout the next week by the national media.