Lebron James, the great star of Los angeles lakers, said on Saturday after the game against the Portland Trail Blazers in the NBA ‘bubble’ in Orlando that 2020 was the worst year of his life due to the disappearance seven months apart from his friend Kobe bryant and the actor Chadwick boseman, two icons of the African American community.
“Losing Black Panther and Black Mamba in the same year, we all agree that 2020 is being the most horrible year of the 35 that I have lived, there is no doubt,” James said during the press conference after eliminating the Trail blazers in the first round of the play-offs.
While the anthem was playing in the pre-game, James paid tribute to Boseman, who on Friday died at the age of 43 of colon cancer, when he placed his arms crossed on his chest, the gesture of the salvation of Wakanda, the fictional kingdom of Africa ruled by Black panther in the homonymous movie and comics of Marvel.
The sudden death of Boseman, who had not mentioned his illness, occurs seven months after the Kobe bryant, icon Los angeles lakers and the NBA, in a helicopter crash.
James He also spoke about his action on and off the field in the bubble that the NBA launched in Orlando to preserve players from the Covid-19 pandemic.
“It’s great to be back on the court. But the most important thing is to have a plan, execute it and implement it immediately, “he said. James, author of 36 points in his team’s 131-122 victory over the Blazers.
This week, the former player of the Cleveland Cavaliers and the Miami Heat helped negotiate the reboot of the NBA after players decided to boycott three days of play-off games in the Orlando ‘bubble’ after a new episode of racial violence in the United States when a Kenosha police officer (Wisconsin) fired on August 23 at the African American Jacob blake injuring him seriously.
Lebron James He also participated in an initiative Saturday to have the Staples Center and other NBA venues designated as polling places for this year’s US presidential election.
The star of the Lakers, who strongly opposes the President of the United States, Donald trumphas said many times since the beginning of the protests of the movement ‘Black Lives Matter’ (Black lives matter) that change can happen when Americans use their right to vote.
“It will be amazing if the NBA courts can be used as polling stations,” he said. James. “The month of November is fast approaching and we all understand how important it is.”