Recent Lakers rumors are that if LeBron James wants to resume the season, most players will be supporting him in doing so.
As the NBA season hopes to resume soon, recent Lakers rumors have been about whether or not players want to play.
While the coronavirus is still a concern, the recent social issues in America have also resulted in some players wanting to focus on getting much-needed social justice reform done before playing basketball again.
There is somewhat of a divide between players on whether or not they want to use their platform on the court to help get the message across, or if they want to focus on it in other ways.
"While the NBA and players have issues to resolve, two people familiar with talks between the two sides told USA TODAY Sports they expect to find common ground and play the season. Another person told USA TODAY Sports that as long as Los Angeles Lakers star LeBron James still wants to resume the season, he will have the support of most players. The people were granted anonymity because they were not authorized to speak about the sensitive nature of these discussions."
Considering James is a veteran in the league and one of the best players of all-time, he is going to have the respect of most players in the league. Not including what he has done on the court, James has had a positive impact on the community as well.
For James, he likely sees the opportunity to play on a national stage as a great way to get his message across. If basketball does return, the viewership will likely be through the roof, and it will be a great platform for him and other players.
While James might want to resume the season, two of his teammates in Avery Bradley and Dwight Howard have voiced their opinions that they would prefer not to right now. Getting everyone on the same page before the season resumes will be important for the Lakers, as they hope to win a title.
With players having to decide whether or not they will be going to Florida by June 24th, players won’t have a lot of time to think about what they want to do.