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Lakers’ LeBron James Shares Home Workout Videos Amid Coronavirus Quarantine

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LeBron James isn’t about to allow the coronavirus lockdown to mess with his conditioning. The Los Angeles Lakers star shared a home workout on his Instagram on Friday, featuring a ton of band work.

 

 

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“All band and core work! Let’s work folks! Who with me???” the post read.

Not all of us are superhuman athletic marvels with the dedication and drive to be the greatest basketball player of all time. Some of us dunked four times between the ages of 19-22 and can now only touch the bottom of the net in adulthood.

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For Lakers fans, though, it’s nice to see LeBron ensuring his waistline isn’t growing as fast as his beard just in case the 2019-20 NBA season does resume at some point.

Lakers Wanted LeBron James to Replace Kobe Bryant as Early as 2007
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LeBron James and Kobe Bryant are mighty icons of the NBA. Their capacity to call games with their ability is almost unmatched. Rollback to 2007, and you can see Bryant playing with the Los Angeles Lakers and LeBron James with the Cleveland Cavaliers.

The 22-year-old James was thriving with Cleveland, while Kobe was experiencing a rocky relationship with his Lakers team. Bryant and his team had failed to make a mark ever since Shaquille O’Neal was traded to the Miami Heat in 2004. This questioned his abilities to carry the Lakers to another championship glory.

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“At that time, the Lakers had to do something. I was just losing faith in what they were trying to do. It was like I was a meal ticket,” Bryant had told ESPN in 2016. “You come out and score 40, 50 points, fill the seats, we’re going to keep the payroll at a minimum, generate revenue. It’s like, look, listen, I am not with that, dude. I have to win without Shaq. I’ve got to do it. We’ve got to do something.”

As a result of Kobe’s outburst, the Lakers planned a deal to trade out the unsettled player. As he had a good relationship with the management, Bryant even listed a few teams where he wished to go.

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Lakers wanted to trade Kobe Bryant and bring in LeBron James in 2007
According to ESPN’s Brian Windhorst, the LA Lakers once called the office of the Cavs to investigate if they would be willing to trade James in return for Bryant. The Lakers posted this offer, hoping to replace the Mamba with a fiery LeBron.

The Cavs, however, did not want to cash in on Bryant. They did not want to bring him in at the expense of their best player. According to the Cavs’ front office, no one had even contacted them about a possible trade deal asking for LeBron James. He was “untouchable.”

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They wanted to keep their rising star for a few more seasons until it was time. Despite a huge star like Bryant being involved in the trade, they were reluctant. James, talking about the expired offer in 2016, said, “If you give up one big fish, you got to get a big fish, too.”

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Two guys who never faced each other in the playoffs could have ended up swapping teams way before LeBron James joined the Lakers in 2018. It brings up a tremendous ‘What if?’ situation just like the several other crazy trade deals that never went forward.