With the seeding games coming gradually to an end, Los Angeles Lakers’ superstar LeBron James is still trying to adjust to playing without a live audience behind him.
According to Mark Medina of USA Today Sports:
“I am getting more and more used to being out there. It’s a very weird dynamic. I haven’t played in an empty gym in a very, very long time,” James said following the Lakers’ 116-111 loss to the Indiana Pacers on Saturday. “It’s been a very long time since no one has been watching me play the game. I’m just trying to find that rhythm and lock in.”
More so, the King was really skeptical against the idea of playing behind closed doors back in March, before the league’s long hiatus. However, James is starting to get comfortable with the idea of playing in an empty gym.
“I’m getting more and more comfortable playing in an empty gym. Just having the backdrop here is a lot different from playing in a high school gym or a college arena where you’re playing in the summertime, whatever the case may be,” James said.
“It’s very dark, extremely dark. You can literally hear a feather hit the ground. I’m just getting more and more comfortable playing with my game here in the bubble.”