Not sure why, but I trust LeBron:
Saw some reports about execs and agents wanting to cancel season??? That’s absolutely not true. Nobody I know saying anything like that. As soon as it’s safe we would like to finish our season. I’m ready and our team is ready. Nobody should be canceling anything. 👑
— LeBron James (@KingJames) April 30, 2020
Far as I can tell, the “reports” seem to stem from this Thursday CNBC article, written by Jabari Young:
Even though the current NBA season is still technically suspended due to the coronavirus pandemic, its return this year seems less and less likely with each passing day.
Team executives are starting to feel the pressure, frustrated with the lack of information from the league and pushing for an outright cancellation of the season so everyone can focus on safely resuming play next season.
NBA team executives and players’ agents spoke to CNBC in recent weeks about the challenges in resuming play. They said team owners are concerned with liability issues and are conflicted about whether or not to give up on the current season. The individuals spoke on condition of anonymity as they aren’t authorized to discuss league matters publicly.
Yeah I bet (sarcasm). I’m sure Wes Edens isn’t concerned about any of that. Seems like shitty teams with nothing to play for are interested in cancelling the remainder of their respective seasons, while good teams in playoff positions want to carry on.
I’m Captain Obvious, reporting for Crossing Broad.