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Some NBA players struggled even gaining access to a basketball hoop during the league’s three-month hiatus.
As such, the reopening of team practice facilities was a crucial step in the ability for players to ramp up basketball activities in anticipation of a return to the hardwood.
Players have had the opportunity to work out at their respective facilities, though there are limitations put in place by the NBA so as to ensure a safer environment. This includes allowing no more than four players in the facility at the same time.
Dave McMenamin of ESPN reported Tuesday the NBA, starting June 23, will prohibit the use of private courts “without prior NBA approval.” McMenamin also said a number of Lakers players “spent the majority of their hiatus playing on private courts rather than at the facility…”
Until then, however, LeBron is getting his runs in with some familiar faces.
New Orleans Pelicans guard JJ Redi