NBA star LeBron James won’t be suspended despite violating NBA health and safety protocols by attending an event with rapper Drake and actor Michael B. Jordan.
Per Adrian Wojanarowski “LeBron James won’t be suspended for protocols violation, sources tell ESPN. Nature of event didn’t rise to a threat level of virus spread, as described in @McTen‘s story below. Suns-Lakers Game 1 on Sunday.
Wojnarowski replied to a tweet that stated “New story: The Lakers were notified by the NBA that LeBron James violated protocols by attending an event for his tequila brand earlier this week, a league spokesman told ESPN”
LeBron James won't be suspended for protocols violation, sources tell ESPN. Nature of event didn't rise to a threat level of virus spread, as described in @McTen's story below. Suns-Lakers Game 1 on Sunday. https://t.co/nEAcnBsbvv
— Adrian Wojnarowski (@wojespn) May 22, 2021
A Drake fansite shared photos of the event.
Having our way pic.twitter.com/GbljKsXW4g
— Word On Road (@WordOnRd) May 19, 2021
Aleague spokesman told ESPN a day earlier “It’s a violation of the agreed-upon protocols, and, as we have in other comparable instances around the league, it has been addressed with the team.”
LeBraon would not say after practice on Friday if he had been vaccinated or not.
“Anything I do off the floor is predicated to my family for the majority or 99.9 percent of that. It’s about the health and safety of my family,” LeBron said. “That’s what it came down to. Being available to my teammates on the floor is about taking care of my body and me doing everything I can to make sure I’m available both mentally, physically and spiritually as well. But anything of that nature is all family talk.”