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Fully-energized LeBron James to lead Los Angeles Lakers towards a record 18th championship title

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Fully-energized LeBron James to lead Los Angeles Lakers towards a record 18th championship title

American basketball legend, LeBron James is more relaxed and energized than last season as he eyes a fifth NBA title and his second with Lakers.

Having aided his team to a joint-record 17th NBA title in 2020, LeBron is far from done as he adequately prepares for another championship this season, starting this Sunday.

Arguably one of the best NBA players of all time, James leads fellow NBA players in daily gym practices and training camp practices, not hiding their progress or his restored energy as he shares them with the world on social media.

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According to him, last year was hard and mentally challenging due to the Covid-19 effects, among other commitments. “Just, you know, last year after coming off the bubble, it literally took everything away from you… Guys just didn’t have an opportunity to get a mental break,” he said.

LeBron has had a busy schedule with his movie in production, family and what have you, but he still finds more than enough time to train and relax ahead of another season.

This time, though, things are easier than last season as the world tries to minimize the Covid-19 effect by lifting most rules.

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He is someone to look up to, and he justifies that when he sets an example by being attentive to understanding coaches’ instructions and executing them. “He sets a great tone for attentiveness, hanging on every word….making sure he’s understanding it, executing it at the right level…I think that sets a tone for the rest of the guys,” his coach, Frank Nogel, acknowledged James’ contribution to the team.

From the coaches’ further words, the 36-year old is an essential part of their (Lakers) side as his basketball experience proves vital when they want to perfectly implement something. 

Furthermore, fellow players admit James’ importance and believe they can stay on top with him around. “That’s why certain teams…well, every team that he’s played on has been to the top of the top,” said Rajon Rondo about James, highlighting that other players are encouraged to imitate anything initiated by such a person (James).

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With LeBron’s readiness and new signee, Russell Westbrook’s speed, the Lakers should have a fantastic season ahead. 

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Nets PG to remain sidelined until he meets local vaccination mandate

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Brooklyn Nets point guard Kyrie Irving has been deemed ineligible to play over refusal to take the Covid-19 shot despite regulations that all professional athletes in New York have to be vaccinated in order to play in public venues.

Although this means that the 29-year-old can play in games away from home, Nets general manager Sean Marks has dismissed the option, saying that the team will not permit any member to participate part-time.

Irving  who played 54 regular season games for the Nets last season was benched on Tuesday over the issue.

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The general manager had this to say:

“We respect his individual right to choose. Currently the choice restricts his ability to be a full-time member of the team, and we will not permit any member of our team to participate with part-time availability.”

“Given the evolving nature of the situation and after thorough deliberation, we have decided Kyrie Irving will not play or practice with the team until he is eligible to be a full participant.” He added

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Recently the NBA stated that any player that refuses to comply with local vaccination regulations should not be paid for missed games.

Irving has stated that he is not against vaccination, but he is upset that vaccine regulations are costing people their jobs.

His stance has however been met with much criticism on social media, many fans deeming his stand on the issue to be pointless, standing up for “the loudest people on the planet” and he might lose his place in the team as well.

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NBA Report: LeBron James out four-six weeks

According to Stadium, LeBron James’ ankle injury will take four to six weeks to heal. The four-time MVP got injured in a match against the…

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LeBron James out four-six weeks

According to Stadium, LeBron James’ ankle injury will take four to six weeks to heal.

James sustained a high-ankle sprain on March 20, and depending on how quickly he recovers, he may be out for the whole month of April.

The four-time MVP got injured in a match against the Atlanta Hawks.

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With 10:50 left in the second quarter, Atlanta forward Solomon Hill collided with James’ right ankle when chasing down a loose ball. James grumbled as he rolled around on the floor, letting out a frustrated yell.

In 41 games, James, 36, has averaged 25.4 points, 7.9 rebounds, and 7.9 assists.

Starting with the game in which Lebron James was hurt, the Lakers have dropped three straight games. On Thursday night, the Los Angeles will take on the Philadelphia 76ers.

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