NBA fans are well aware at this point of how intensely focused and competitive star small forward LeBron James is come playoff time. So focused, in fact, that he has traditionally practiced a social media “blackout” during the entirety of the playoffs in order to maintain peak concentration on the task at hand.
In 2020, however, James has said that things will not be the same given the unprecedented circumstances in which the league’s players and teams will complete the season.
James revealed in a virtual press conference on Tuesday that he would, in fact, continue to use social media during the Lakers’ upcoming playoff run. He said that this is due to his desire to remain communicated with the outside world while living in the NBA’s Orlando “bubble.”
James is separated from his family and friends while living in Orlando, and he would like to have at least some outlet to remain in contact with these people while his stay inside the bubble.
The Lakers are set to be the West’s #1 seed in this summer’s playoffs and will almost certainly compete to play for an NBA title, but for the first time in years, LeBron might give us social media updates as he pursues his fourth ring.