The novel coronavirus has affected professional sports in the United States, with the NBA season suspended for now. However, LeBron James is keeping himself in top shape regardless.
Late last week, the four-time NBA MVP and three-time champion, LeBron shared his workout routine on Instagram. In a video, LeBron can be seen doing squats, lifting weights, and even pushing some resistance cables.
Like many of his colleagues, LeBron has been spending quality time with his family so far. However, the basketball star is also doing some work to stay fit and ready. When you’re LeBron James, there’s always work to do.
LeBron James #23 of the Los Angeles Lakers at American Airlines Center on January 10, 2020. | Photo: Getty Images
He and the Los Angeles Lakers had been pushing for a title this past NBA season. Another title would have been LeBron’s fourth, and another accolade to his sprawling collection.
However, he would have to wait a little longer for his fourth title, as the novel coronavirus forced the league to suspend games. Still, King James is keeping his body ready. He made that known in his caption, as he said:
"All band and core work! Let’s work folks! Who with me??? #StriveforGreatness?"
It’s been a roller-coaster ride for LeBron. Many are looking up to him and the Los Angeles Lakers to win the NBA title this year. The team sure looked like champions, as they hold the league’s second-best record.
Despite trailing the Milwaukee Bucks in overall standings, the Lakers are leading the Western Conference by a comfortable five games.
The NBA could make a play to resume soon.
Despite the setback, however, there are rumors that the NBA could make a play to resume soon. Last week, reports confirmed that the league would reopen practice facilities in states that have eased their lockdowns.
With several states relaxing stay-at-home orders, the league will also allow players to practice. On the issue, one team General Manager reportedly said:
"If our players can travel and play at a 24-Hour Fitness in Atlanta, they should be able to have access to our facilities."
However, Mark Cuban, the owner of the Dallas Mavericks, explained that he’d not gotten the all-clear yet. This decision could provide some inequality, especially given teams’ locations.
For instance, the Atlanta Hawks could start practicing, since Georgia State has started relaxing lockdowns. However, the New York Knicks and Brooklyn Nets can’t, since New York is still on lockdown.
The same goes for states like the Golden States Warriors, Sacramento Kings, and even the Lakers. All of these teams are in California, a state that is still under lockdown.