The Coronavirus is starting to have a huge effect on certain events around the United States, and now it may be working itself around sporting events.
So much so that the NBA had discussions to prepare itself for the worse, even going as far as to tell all teams that games might be played without any fans in the stands.
Los Angeles Lakers superstar LeBron James made it clear after a win over the Milwaukee Bucks on Friday night that if the fans are not in attendance, he will not be participating in any games.
“We play games without the fans?” James asked incredulously. “Nah, it’s impossible.
“I ain’t playing,” James continued. “I ain’t got the fans in the crowd. That’s who I play for. I play for my teammates. I play for the fans. That’s what it’s all about. If I show up to an arena and there are no fans in there, I ain’t playing. They can do what they want to do.”
A couple of stars have already came out to state they won’t be signing autographs, shaking hands, or giving hi-five’s until further notice.