A week off for the Suns who try to remain focused and positive, I point my negativity towards King James.
LeBron James wasted a couple of tweets on Wednesday in an already chaotic time. When injury and covid news affected almost every team still alive in the playoffs, he had to be heard.
They all didn’t wanna listen to me about the start of the season. I knew exactly what would happen. 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— LeBron James (@KingJames) June 16, 2021
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.— LeBron James (@KingJames) June 16, 2021
And I know all about the business side too/factors so don’t even try me! I get it.— LeBron James (@KingJames) June 16, 2021
Who is this really helping and is this just frustration from an early exit in the playoffs? The Los Angeles Lakers lost to the Phoenix Suns in six games in the first round and excuses might start to pile for LeBron.
Not to go backwards two series to relieve my frustration as a basketball fan to watch a superstar give up on his team in a playoff series, but it happened. As a Suns fan, it was fantastic.
The apology by LeBron should be addressed to the Lakers fans who watched him walk back and forth from offense to defense and to not give a shit when things got bad.
I thought the king was back after game three?
King is back!!!!!!!!!!!— Jared Dudley (@JaredDudley619) May 28, 2021
Blame the NBA for putting this season together in short notice with 72 games to squeeze out as much money as they can, but just remember that all of us are being used. All of us. Me included.
Next man up and next body up. That is the way it is.
Whether or not LeBron can manage to muster a few games this past season, basketball needed to be played and needed to fill our screens. And not just because we missed it so much, it is because of money. How many times do you have to hear and say it?
But I don’t want to get into that either. I just don’t like a person or the “leader” of the NBA to say I told you so. Take some advice from Chris Paul and play through the adversity. Speak through it.
The season was FILLED with injuries, players resting, and games rescheduled due to covid protocols and we all saw and felt it. What is a basketball player to do? Play or not play?
Of course they would all play and they did play. Some fell in battle on the court and would not return and others skipped through the season without a bruise.
We all hate what has happened with the injuries this postseason, but do not take away from what the healthy players on the court are currently doing. We have seen a great product these playoffs with emerging stars like Devin Booker, Trae Young, and Donovan Mitchell taking their teams to the next level.
We are all trying to make it through this last year the best we can. If the NBA, like all businesses, has to do what they need to do to get by, including the one I work for, then that is what will take place.
Not knowing what goes on behind closed doors is understandable and I might never understand what is really going on and how they are controlling us and the players. This happiness in Phoenix, even after the Chris Paul covid news, is here to stay for awhile. Win or lose, planet orange is back and nothing said will take it away.