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Los Angeles Lakers guard/forward LeBron James gave his vote of confidence for the NBA‘s safety protocols within its Florida bubble, where the league will finish its 2019-20 season amid the COVID-19 pandemic.
“I believe the NBA and Adam Silver took all precautionary measures to make sure that we as a league are as safe as we can be. Obviously there can be things that can happen, but we’ll cross that line if it happens,” James said, per Lakers reporter Mike Trudell.
He continued: “… We’re doing everything from a league, from every franchise, to make sure everyone stays safe during COVID-19, during this pandemic.”
James also expressed confidence in Silver, saying the commissioner “has given me no reason to never not believe him since he took over.”
The campaign has been suspended since March 11 because of the COVID-19 pandemic but is scheduled to restart July 30.
Twenty-two of the league’s 30 NBA teams are finishing the season at the ESPN Wide World of Sports Complex in Kissimmee, Florida.
Teams will play eight regular-season games before beginning a 16-team postseason that will run into October.
The NBA released a 113-page health-and-safety protocol outlini