Avery Bradley has opted not to join the NBA’s restart in Orlando, becoming the first major player to do so. Bradley was a starter for the LeBron James-led Los Angeles Lakers before the NBA was put on hold due to the coronavirus pandemic.
ESPN’s Adrian Wojnarowski was the first to break the news on Twitter on Tuesday night. Bradley reportedly cited the well-being of his 6-year-old son as the reason for his decision. As Wojnarowski reports, Bradley’s son, the oldest of three children, “has a history of struggling to recover from respiratory illnesses and would have been unlikely to be medically cleared to enter [the] bubble with his family.”
The NBA’s plans to restart the season at Disney’s Wide World of Sports Complex in Orlando, Florida seemed promising to begin with, though it has now been met with opposition by a significant faction of the players. Among the players t