LeBron – on the possibility of holding matches without spectators: I will not play
Los Angeles Lakers forward LeBron James is not happy with the NBA’s initiative. The League has made it clear that due to the outbreak of the coronavirus in a short time the regular season may be held behind closed doors.
“If I come to the arena and there are no spectators in the stands, I will not play. I perform for teammates, spectators, and fans. If I see that there are no fans in the stands, I just won’t play. The League can do whatever it wants, ” LeBron said in an interview posted on Bleacher Report’s Twitter page.
Recall that the first case of coronavirus was recorded in China in December last year. Since then, the virus has spread to dozens of countries. Over the past months, more than 100 thousand cases of infection were registered, more than 3 thousand of them were fatal.
Duncan Robinson set a record for the NBA
The new Orleans Pelicans and the Miami Heat faced each other in the regular season of the National basketball Association. The meeting ended with a victory for Pelicans with the score 110:104 (32:26, 33:25, 24:23, 21:30).
Duncan Robinson scored 24 points for Miami,which had two records. In this match, he made eight accurate three-point shots in 14 attempts. Now he has 233 accurate hits from beyond the arc in the season. This is the club’s record for the most accurate three-pointers in a season — the previous achievement belonged to Wayne Ellington, who made 227 accurate long-range shots in the 2017/18 season, according to ESPN.
In addition, Robinson set an NBA record for the most accurate shots from beyond the arc in a season for players who were not selected in the NBA draft. The previous record was also set by Miami player Damon Jones-225 accurate shots.