The king is here! LeBron James lands in Orlando as the LA Lakers star gears up for an NBA restart later this month … but will he approve of the horrible hotel dinners?
- LeBron James, star from the Los Angeles Lakers, landed in Orlando on Thursday evening
- The Lakers are gearing up for the restart of the NBA that begins on July 30
- The Lakers face a delightful clash that day against the Los Angeles Clippers
LeBron James’ quest for a fourth NBA title continued Thursday when he arrived in Orlando prior to the NBA restart.
The Los Angeles Lakers star landed in the city that evening, along with teammates like Anthony Davis and Dwight Howard, and will now be part of the ‘NBA Bubble’ at Disney World.
James took to Twitter on Thursday to express his sadness about leaving his family in the near future.
LeBron James arrived in Orlando on Thursday evening pending the restart of the LA Lakers season
Anthony Davis (left) and Dwight Howard also arrived in the Disney World bubble
James and the Lakers hope to pick up where they left off before the Covid-19 pandemic
James expressed his grief over leaving his family on Twitter on Thursday evening
“I just left the crib to go to the bubble,” he said tweeted.
S *** felt like I’m on my way to make an offer man! Fr. [For real] I hated leaving the # JamesGangCrown. ‘
Twenty-two of the 30 NBA teams, all with post-season ambitions, have been invited to close the campaign in Orlando. They must arrive on the east coast between Tuesday and Friday.
Before the season ended because of the coronavirus pandemic, the Lakers flew.
They were on track to secure the best seed in the Western Conference and had the second best record in the league (49-14) – with only the Milwaukee Bucks doing better (they have a record of 53-12 in the Eastern Conference).
The NBA season will resume on July 30 with all 22 teams participating in a rescheduled eight-game regular season to determine the playoff seedings.
The Lakers restart their interrupted campaign against the Los Angeles Clippers in a delicious affair before taking on the defending champions, the Toronto Raptors.
It will be interesting to see what James and his teammates make of the food at Disney World while some players are already expressing their displeasure.
NBA player Troy Daniels gave fans insights into the food he served in the ‘NBA bubble’
He also showed the menu with a tomato and mozzarella caprese salad
Brooklyn Nets guard Chris Chiozza took a more lighthearted approach to the menu on offer
Daniels (previous photo shown) arrived in Orlando on Tuesday with the Denver Nuggets squad
TUESDAY NBA DINNER OPTIONS
Fresh garden vegetables, arugula, watermelon, pickled red onion, goat cheese with raspberry vinaigrette
Tomato and mozzarella caprese salad
Italian grilled chicken with natural gravy
White fish with tomato and dill topping
Parmesan polenta with sun dried tomatoes
Pasta with impossible Bolognese sauce
Roasted summer vegetables
Denver Nuggets guard Troy Daniels and Chris Chiozza of the Brooklyn Nets both shared photos of their league-approved dinners on their first night at team hotels on Tuesday, with both clubs heading to Orlando first.
But fans were less than impressed with the food on offer and wondered if superstars like James would really suffer the same fate.
Served an unappetizing chicken main dish in a polystyrene box complete with a sad looking lump of mashed potatoes, both Daniels and Chiozza posted emojis showing their disapproval.
Each piece of food was packed in its own plastic tray, with Daniels displaying his watermelon, salad and bread, among others, complete with the NBA logo, but items like the ‘Parmesan polenta with sun-dried tomatoes’ – left of Chiozza’s post – did the trick not quite billing.
James’ former Cleveland Cavaliers teammate Isaiah Thomas believes he will not approve of the food choices.
“Really, Bron doesn’t eat this LOL,” he tweeted.
Thomas’ feelings were echoed by fans who believe that James and other stars like Kawhi Leonard and Giannis Antetokounmpo will not approve of this either.
Point guard Isaiah Thomas laughed at the idea that ex-teammate LeBron James ate this
“Kawhi Leonard, LeBron and Giannis who don’t eat idc [I don’t care] what you all tell me LOL ‘wrote @ JJMaples55_MST. Meanwhile, @HollywoodTyrone said, ‘Imagine being the person to bring that food to a Greek Freek LeBron James [Giannis Antetokounmpo] lmao. ‘
Other basketball fans took to social media to also express their displeasure with the food offerings in general – with many comparing it to the ill-fated Fyre Festival.
“Imagine putting your health at risk and Disney giving you Michelin Star Fyre Festival catering,” wrote @ haan_singh91, while another wrote, “The pandemic NBA season is actually the Fyre festival.”
Even NFL player Tre Boston of the Carolina Panthers said, ‘Them Boys eat like they do at The Fyre Festival !! Lmao, “next to crying emojis.
Many NBA fans took to social media to compare the food offerings to the ill-fated Fyre Festival