The NBA players seem divided on the idea of starting all over to play matches at the end of July, but according to the leader of the Clippers of Los Angeles Patrick Beverley, one man will decide about it : LeBron James.
For Beverley, the influence of his vis-à-vis the Lakers no doubt. His fame and his power of conviction will rally the athletes of the circuit Silver, in one direction or the other.
“Guys, say what you want. If @KingJames said that we play, well, we’re all going to play. This is nothing personal. These are just the business,” wrote Beverley on his Twitter account.
James did not participate in the conference call Friday during which his teammates Dwight Howard and Avery Bradley, as well as the featured Net in Brooklyn, Kyrie Irving, have expressed reluctance to resume activities at the end of the next month. The first of the three men said that the return game would be a distraction in the fight against racial discrimination and police brutality in the United States.
Barkley wants the basketball
In addition, the member of the hall of fame Charles Barkley at any price a review of the NBA in action.
“I think it would be stupid not to play. First, if they do not, they will remain out of sight and away from our minds for the rest of the year. Then, they will lose billions of dollars that they could use within their community by doing good things, he said the network ESPN. This would not be good at all levels.”
“I have no idea what Kyrie and Dwight are talking about, but it would be a catastrophic error not to play”, he insisted.