LeBron James, Kawhi Leonard
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Radio host and NBA writer Ric Bucher has leveled some pretty shocking accusations against LeBron James, claiming the Los Angeles Lakers superstar does not want the NBA to continue its suspended season as he would be at a disadvantage.

James has expressed an unwillingness to play in arenas without fans but Bucher says that’s simply a cover-up for not wanting to pick up after a two-month layoff, given his age and the fact that he might have to go up against the likes of Giannis Antetokounmpo, Paul George and Kawhi Leonard.

The way Bucher sees it, LeBron will look much better if the season gets canceled as he will be lauded for having the Lakers first in the West, up to the point where it was shut down, as opposed to possibly getting knocked out of the playoffs early.

Bucher said as much during Speak for Yourself this week, leaving host Jason Whitlock bewildered. You can view the exchange below.