As coronavirus fear grasps sports around the globe, LeBron James offered his thoughts on the situation.
LeBron had previously expressed that he would not play in an empty arena.
However, his attitude towards that possibility has since changed.
Despite the change of heart, the idea of playing in an empty arena still doesn’t sit well with LeBron.
‘I’d be very disappointed not having the fans because that’s what I play for. I play for my family, I play for my fans.’
LeBron on the recent talks of having empty stadiums due to the coronavirus outbreak. 🙌🏽
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Tuesday was the first stepping stone towards teams in all leagues agreeing and enforcing health safety measures.
In fact, sports leagues across North America have begun barring media access to the players.
These leagues include the NBA, NFL, MLB, MLS, and NHL.
Also included in the ban are non-essential team staff and employees.
Lakers coach Frank Vogel also stated that the team doctor held a meeting at town hall.
The discussion addressed the virus itself and safety measures.
At the media gathering where LeBron spoke today, the media and camera people stood behind a roped off area while being at a distance.
A look at LeBron James' press conference with the new coronavirus distance protocol with reporters pic.twitter.com/jo3luTTv86
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Of course, this is all new for James.
Despite all of this, when asked, Lebron said he feels safe with the measures in place.
So far, the number of Coronavirus cases in the United States has surpassed 500 across the country.
The Lakers play the Nets Tuesday night in Los Angeles.
Lebron James is questionable for this game with a sore left groin injury.