Lakers Rumors: Latest on LeBron James’ Workout Regimen Ahead of NBA Restart

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Los Angeles Lakers' LeBron James argues a call during the second half of an NBA basketball game against the Brooklyn Nets Tuesday, March 10, 2020, in Los Angeles. (AP Photo/Marcio Jose Sanchez)

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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.

Then again, other players—like Los Angeles Lakers star LeBron James—have orchestrated private workouts, possibly to allow for more personnel. Unfortunately for James, the NBA is cracking down.

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.

James put in some work with fellow Klutch Sports client and Philadelphia 76ers guard Ben Simmons on Thursday, though it is unlikely Simmons has been the only invitee.

New Orleans Pelicans guard JJ Redi