Los Angeles Lakers star Lebron James hasn’t exactly been enjoying his life in the NBA Bubble. But it’s for a very simple reason.
What We Know:
- Life in the bubble has been challenging for many players due to the strict measures of isolation required by the players. But Lebron’s reason for not being able to adjust is due to missing his family.
- “I miss the hell out my family,” James said after the Lakers win over the Utah Jazz on Monday. “My wife, my kids, my mother. And so on and so on. So, it’s a huge challenge.”
- With many players deciding to opt-out of the NBA restart for personal reasons, mostly due to family. So, this is a challenge that James accepted. Not only did he want to help the Lakers win their 17th championship and his fourth, he wanted to use the NBA’s platform to speak out on systemic racism.
- “It’s given us the opportunity to every single day about, feel passionate about, whatever is going on in your personal life, whatever is going on in society and us trying to make a change,” James said. “It’s being dynamic and being heard.”
- James has an audience even when there are no microphones and cameras. The league’s player’s want to hear what he has to say.
- James’s teammates have also spoken out about social injustice, such as Anthony Davis and Javale Mcgee.
James has always had a presence when discussing social matters are concerned and has maintained a great family image and bond via social media. So, it’s only fair for him to showcase how is absence from his family is affecting him.