The NBA ‘s biggest star, LeBron James, gets a pass for breaking rules prior to the playoffs.
The partying didn’t stop LeBron from playing a couple nights later to help his Lakers to get a spot in the playoffs. On Friday, the league came out and warned the Lakers about LeBron’s actions, but now, according to Adrian Wojnarowski of ESPN, LeBron will not be punished.
LeBron James won't be suspended for protocols violation, sources tell ESPN. Nature of event didn't rise to a threat level of virus spread, as described in @McTen's story below. Suns-Lakers Game 1 on Sunday. https://t.co/nEAcnBsbvv
— Adrian Wojnarowski (@wojespn) May 22, 2021
For some fans, they see this as player privilege not only for NBA rules, but as society as a whole with LeBron and celebrities being able to do things others can’t.