NBA claps back at LeBron’s heated rant about slew of injuries due to rushed 2020-21 season

Robert Marvi
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After suffering a severe ankle injury that dampened the Los Angeles Lakers’ chances of winning another NBA title, LeBron James went on social media to criticize the NBA for starting the season too early.

Now, a league official has responded to James’ harsh words.

After the 2019-20 season was suspended for about four months due to the COVID-19 pandemic, there was some debate about when the 2020-21 campaign would start.

It ultimately tipped off just before Christmas, giving teams that went deep in the 2020 NBA Playoffs very little rest during the offseason.

In addition to James, other stars such as Anthony Davis, Jamal Murray, James Harden, Donovan Mitchell and Jaylen Brown have all missed significant time due to injuries.

Los Angeles Clippers star Kawhi Leonard is out indefinitely due to a knee injury at a very inopportune time.

Luckily for James, he will have about four full months to rest, recover and train before next season begins.

The four-time MVP has promised to come back as strong as ever for the 2021-22 season and look to bring the Lakers their 18th world championship.

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Robert is a native of Santa Monica, Calif., and a graduate of the University of California, Santa Barbara. He has been an avid NBA fan since he was a little kid in the mid '90s and fell in love with the Nick Van Exel-led Lakers teams. He truly cherishes the Kobe Bryant-era of Lakers basketball and the five world championships that came with it, and is looking forward to the team's next NBA title.