LeBron James: Reports about cancelling NBA season ‘absolutely not true’


Los Angeles Lakers forward LeBron James (23) goes up for two points as New York Knicks forward Taj Gibson (67) is restrained by a Lakers defender, right, during the first half of an NBA basketball game in New York, Wednesday, Jan. 22, 2020. (Kathy Willens/AP)

With the fate of the 2019-20 NBA season still to be determined amid much speculation, the game’s biggest star has spoken out.

LeBron James tweeted on Thursday, refuting reports about some figures in the league wanting to cancel the remainder of the NBA campaign.

“Saw some reports about execs and agents wanting to cancel season??? That’s absolutely not true,” James tweeted Thursday. “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.”

The tweet comes just a few hours after CNBC sports business reporter Jabari Young reported that various team executives and some agents are in favour of cancelling the remainder of the regular season amid the COVID-19 pandemic, citing health and potential liability concerns and revenue woes.

The NBA suspended operations on March 11.

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