LeBron James called out California on Friday night for delaying the start of the high school sports season. He shared his issues with the state’s decision on social media.
“Trying to figure out how there is College California basketball teams playing, soon to be Pro teams playing but not High School teams playing,” James wrote on Twitter.
James, who is getting ready for another season with the Los Angeles Lakers, obviously is upset that his son won’t be able to begin his second season at Sierra Canyon on time.
Trying to figure out how there is College California basketball teams playing, soon to be Pro teams playing but not High School teams playing. 🤔
— LeBron James (@KingJames) December 4, 2020
The one issue with James’ argument here is that high school sports don’t have the funding the NBA or NCAA has. That’s one of the reasons why college and professional sports are taking place right now during a pandemic.
Due to the latest surge in COVID-19 cases, California has announced that high school teams will not start their season until January.
“The CIF is confident this decision is a necessary and reasonable action for our member schools, student-athletes, and school communities in light of the current statewide crisis,” the California Interscholastic Federation said in a statement.
Clearly the four-time NBA champion doesn’t agree with the CIF’s decision, but at the end of the day he’ll have to live with it. Besides, he’ll get to see Bronny in action next month.