LeBron James Endorses NBA Commissioner Adam Silver’s Open Letter

Published 03/14/2020, 10:21 AM EDT
Los Angeles Lakers’ LeBron James (23) smiles during a break in action during the first half of an NBA basketball game against the Memphis Grizzlies Sunday, Dec. 23, 2018, in Los Angeles. (AP Photo/Marcio Jose Sanchez)


NBA commissioner Adam Silver released an open letter to the fans regarding the suspended league. The letter gained a much needed viewership boost when Los Angeles Lakers superstar LeBron James shared it.

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In the letter, he said that the decision to suspend the league came after considering the safety of the players. He clarified that the situation would remain the same for at least 30 days and they will not compromise on health for its resumption.

While the league remains suspended, Silver said that the league remains to continue to take measures.

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“We will continue to coordinate with infectious disease and public health experts along with government officials to determine safe protocols for resuming our games. As we develop the appropriate course for future NBA games and events, we will keep you informed of any changes as soon as they happen,” the letter read.

Prior to the announcement of the league’s suspension, manybfans might have already planned to watch their favourite teams play. Many might have booked tickets as per their convenience. For those fans, Silver assured that they need not worry about the spent money.

Tickets already purchased for a postponed game will be honored when the game is rescheduled. If games are not played or played in an empty arena, teams will work with fans on a credit for a future game or a refund,” Silver’s letter read.

We encourage you to visit NBA.com for the latest news, updates and interactive features to stay connected to the game. You will also find guidelines on how to keep yourself and your family safe and healthy.

“This remains a complicated and rapidly evolving situation that reminds us that we are all part of a broader society with a responsibility to look out for one another. That is what the NBA will continue to do. And we are grateful for your understanding and for being the best fans in sports.

LeBron James shares Adam Silver’s open letter to the NBA fans

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The letter from Silver got a much needed viewer ship boost when LeBron James shared it on Instagram. James, with over 60 million followers on Instagram, shared the letter on his story.

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