Green “I think Lebron won’t play for a month after the opening.”
The NBA has announced that the 2020-21 season will begin on December 22nd and will be shortened to 72 regular season games. The Lakers and Heat players who fought in the NBA Finals will enter next season with the shortest off. It takes about two months from October 11th, when the sixth round of the final is over, to December 22nd, when the season starts next season, which is less than half the period compared to the regular off.
The Lakers’ LeBron James used his Instagram emoji to express his feelings about the shortest off in the history of America’s four biggest sports. Revlon will turn 36 next month and enter his 18th season. Although the league was suspended for a long time this season, “Bubble” played a fierce game on a short schedule, which should have been a heavy burden on the body.
Lebron is a player who pays close attention to conditioning and is willing to spend a lot of money. Every year, it takes time and effort to build a body that fights off the season. However, this time, the season will be over and the opening will come when we start to build our body. He himself shouldn’t be willing to skip his important routine. I was able to continue fighting so far without serious injury because I was ready to go off. If your body is not finished enough, you may not be able to force yourself to play. The team also wants to avoid losing Lebron due to injury.
The Lakers’ Jared Dudley and Danny Green have said Lebron may not play for some time after the opening. “Some players may find it too late to start in December. If the season starts again in a short period of time, Lebron may not play for a month after the start,” Green commented.
ESPN reports that some star players were opposed to the December 22nd opening due to the shortest off, but it doesn’t include Revlon. At first, Lebron also opposed the opening plan on the 22nd, but it seems that he understood the business impact of the league and turned to support.
The 2019-20 season was interrupted by the spread of the new coronavirus and resumed with a “bubble”, but the damage to profits was great. Both players and leagues will have to make sacrifices to play as many games as possible and secure profits in the new season. It will be interesting to see if Lebron will play in the opening round on December 22nd, or if he will reduce the time and number of games and adopt road management.