Security concerns reportedly stopped LeBron James from attending the Adidas Uprising Summer Championships game between LaMelo Ball’s Big Baller Brand and Zion Williamson’s SC Supreme in Las Vegas on Wednesday night.
According to ESPN, James planned to watch the game courtside, but changed his mind after seeing how many people were attending the event:
LeBron James had planned to watch the Ball-Williamson showdown courtside, but he did not get out of his vehicle after he arrived, instead deciding to avoid the frenzy after a conversation with people associated with the Adidas Uprising Summer Championships, a source told ESPN.com.
James arrived with several people before choosing to skip an event that already had been dealing with overcrowding and local police threatening to shut it down, per the source.
I don’t understand the Kyrie situation, Barkley said. This generation of players — you want to be on a good team. You want to play with other great players. This notion where you want to be the man, I just think it’s so stupid. If I got a chance to play with another great player, I want to do that. The objective is to win.
When he was on a bad team and he was the man, I guarantee you that wasn’t a lot of fun for him. And now you want to leave the best player in the world. And listen, I hear all of this stuff about how LeBron casts a big shadow. He should cast a big shadow… If you get a chance to play with great players, that’s half the battle.