'That's absolutely not true': LeBron James shoots down report stating NBA execs want to SHUT DOWN season
Los Angeles Lakers superstar James reacted to a report from US outlet CNBC, which stated that multiple anonymous sources, including player agents and NBA executives, are "pushing for an outright cancellation of the season so everyone can focus on safely resuming play next season."Also on rt.com On the comeback trail? Players to return to courts for the first time in almost TWO MONTHS as NBA 'gives green light to train'
The report follows the news that the NBA had announced that players would be allowed to return to training bases in states where social distancing measures have been eased. It means players are able return to the practice court, and starts the ball rolling on a potential return for the sport later this year.
But CNBC's report suggests there has been pushback against the idea of a return this season.
However, James refuted those claims via a post on his Twitter account, telling his 45.9 million followers the CNBC report was incorrect.
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
"Saw some reports about execs and agents wanting to cancel season??? That’s absolutely not true," he tweeted.
"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."
James later hopped back online to share a video giving a sneak peek of the logo for his upcoming movie, "Space Jam: A New Legacy," which is due for release in 2021.Also on rt.com Taking the Mickey? NBA 'considering finishing season at Disney World'