James reportedly won’t be suspended for violating the league’s protocols
The Los Angeles Lakers clinched the No. 7 seed in the Western Conference playoffs earlier this week with their thrilling win over the Golden State Warriors in the play-in tournament. While it is never a shock to see the Lakers in the headlines, especially during the postseason, LeBron James made a bit of news on Friday night that the franchise probably could have lived without.
James had violated the NBA’s health and safety protocols by attending an event earlier in the week for a tequila brand that he backs, per ESPN’s Dave McMenamin. While we have seen plenty of instances over the course of the season where players who violate the league’s protocols are subsequently removed from the lineup for a period of time, this won’t be the case for James as ESPN’s Adrian Wojnarowski reports the Lakers star will not face a suspension for his breach.