The King is working to come back!
LeBron James is already back in the gym with his Lakers teammates. James has been holding small, private workouts in secure spots in Los Angeles. He has also been enforcing strict safety protocols to keep everyone safe from COVID.
— Stadium (@Stadium) May 21, 2020
The Lakers training facility reopened this past Saturday, however, players aren’t able to train together on the court at the same time.
However, James found a way to assemble some of his teammates to keep the chemistry alive. He secured a closed-off, private court to train with 1-2 teammates at a time, according to ESPN’s Shams Charania.
“All the safety measures have been taken,” Shams says. “In these private workouts, everyone has been tested, everyone involved has practiced social distancing.”
“Everyone involved has taken the necessary steps to make sure that they’re following all the guidelines.”
Sources: The NBA has informed its teams that it has engaged in discussions with several national coronavirus testing providers, which "will be a central component of any subsequent plan to restart the 2019-20 season."
— Shams Charania (@ShamsCharania) May 21, 2020
Lakers teammate, Danny Green, gave more insight on what it’s like being at the Lakers facility on the “Load Management” podcast. He detailed how everyone gets swabbed before they enter the door. Phones, keys, wallets and more sanitized upon arrival and they have to exchange their shoes with flip flops.
During training, teammates are put on schedules to make sure they never cross paths. In addition, they only have an allotted amount of time to practice on the court.
California Governor Gavin Newsom says there could be pro sports back in the state as early as the first week of June.