A moment alone with LeBron James, on why he was ready to quit: I had major reservations about playing – The Athletic

LAKE BUENA VISTA, Fla. — At the end of the day Wednesday, in LeBron James’ mind, his season was over. Forget the playoffs. Forget chasing title No. 4 in Year 17. Forget the bubble.

“When I went to bed, I had major reservations about playing,” LeBron told The Athletic. “It wasn’t what they (the Milwaukee Bucks) said; we heard what they said. It was, What the fuck are we going to do now? Are we just going to go back out there and play again, after all of this, with no plan? Nah. What was the plan?

“I woke up Thursday morning and I came up with a plan,” he said.

All of the previous reports, from The Athletic and other outlets, about the goings-on of that fateful Wednesday for the NBA, when the Bucks’ refusal to play led to the postponement of three playoff games that day, and then the Lakers and Clippers signaled at a contentious three-hour meeting they were ready to walk out on the rest of the season, and…

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