LeBron James advocates for some regular season games before playoffs start

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If the NBA gets its way, every NBA team will go through a multi-week mini-training camp then play a handful of regular season games when play starts up again. Then they will jump to the playoffs.

If the league will be able to work on that timeline — or even play games at all — remains to be seen, but they have a backer in LeBron James.

LeBron talked about it with former teammates Richard Jefferson and Channing Frye on the Road Trippin’ Podcast the pair does. (Hat tip to Dave McMenamin of ESPN).

“One thing you can’t just do is go straight to the playoffs… it discredits the 60-plus games that guys had fighting for that position.”

The NBA agrees with LeBron, but depending on the timing of when games can start up again there may be no choice but to jump right into the postseason. LeBron also said he couldn’t imagine a game played without fans, but he understands that could be happening.

LeBron also joked (kind of) there is no way he’s high fiving ever again.

“I ain’t high-fiving nobody for the rest of my life after this s***. No more high-fiving. After this corona s***? Wait ’til you see me and my teammates’ handshakes after this s***.”