Lakers Rumors: Latest Buzz on LeBron James’ Leadership, LAL’s Offseason Plans

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Los Angeles Lakers forward LeBron James celebrates after scoring and drawing a foul during the second half of an NBA basketball game against the Los Angeles Sunday, March 8, 2020, in Los Angeles. The Lakers won 112-103. (AP Photo/Mark J. Terrill)

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Things aren’t normal for players inside the NBA bubble in Orlando, Florida. And that goes for Los Angeles Lakers star LeBron James, too.

With the 2019-20 season set to resume July 30, all 22 teams that are participating in the season restart are now at the ESPN Wide World of Sports complex at Disney World. They’ve undergone COVID-19 intake testing, and now, they’re participating in training camps to get ready for games.

For James, that meant some lifestyle changes, which he apparently sees as a way to bond the Lakers. During a recent NBA on TNT broadcast, sideline reporter Chris Haynes shared that James did not bring his personal chef, personal masseuse or his extended security team to the NBA bubble.

Haynes added that James made those decisions “to make sure he’s going through all the rigors of his teammates on this campus, to make sure he’s blending in and going through everything they’re experiencing.”

“LeBron James is clearly trying to send a message that, ‘We’re all in this together,'” Haynes said on the broadcast. “That is one of his forms of trying to show he’s out there with them doing the same thing they’re doing, and he’s eating the same exact food.”

Meanwhile, on the practice court, the Lakers are gearing up as they prepare to try to make a playoff run. They’re currently the No. 1 seed in the

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