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LeBron James Says He Won’t Play In Empty Stadiums Amid Coronavirus Fears

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David Hookstead Smoke Room Editor-in-Chief
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Los Angeles Lakers star LeBron James won’t play in stadiums if the fans are banned because of the coronavirus.

As fears about the virus spread, there has been a lot of talk about whether or not fans should be allowed to attend massive sporting events. (RELATED: David Hookstead Is The True King In The North When It Comes To College Football)

The three-time NBA champion told the media in video posted early Saturday morning that he won’t play in empty stadiums.

For what it’s worth, fans have already been banned from sporting events in Italy for the time being, and there’s been talk about how March Madness will be impacted.

I think we’re still really far away from sporting events being impacted here in America, but you never know.

 

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Guys like LeBron threatening to not play if the stadiums are empty will likely mean the league won’t do anything any time soon.

King James is the most powerful voice in the entire league. He moves the needle in a way nobody else does.

If he says he’s not playing in empty stadiums, then the league will think long and hard about what to do.

 

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At the same time, it’s smart to be safe, but let’s not pretend like the world is ending. That’s not the case at all.