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Why didn’t LeBron James sign a deal with Supermax?

LeBron James was one of the greatest NBA stars in the twenty-first century, but he never wanted to sign a supermax deal. 

The Supermax contract is currently named the “Excellent Veterans Renewal Agreement” for only a few top players. Stephen Curry, James Harden, John Wall,… Now it’s Giannis Antetokounmpo, Rudy Gobert, who’s going to do this. 

The Supermax deal requires star players to receive up to 35% of their salaries, and the amount they receive each year after that is raised by 8%. With the compensation fund increasing, the amount of money that players earn is increasing. Usually, Antetokounmpo has just broken an all-time high with a contract of $228 million for five years.

In order to apply for the Supermax contract, players must reach their 9th or 10th season in the NBA, play for the team they have drawn up or for the team they have traded under the rookie contract, and fulfill one of the following conditions. : 

  • Be into the All-NBA roster in the most recent season or in two consecutive seasons previous to the most recent season. 
  • Win the award of Best Defense Player, or two straight seasons until the most recent. 
  • In one of the last 3 seasons, won the MVP award. 

As far as these requirements are concerned, LeBron James has been thoroughly eligible for several years. For 16 straight seasons, the player born in 1984 has always been a member of the All-NBA roster. He has won the MVP award four times in his career.

However, LeBron has never signed a Supermax contract in his lifetime

The explanation is that this form of contract law was only introduced by the NBA in 2017. At the point, James had passed the 14th season, and was no longer able to obtain this offer. 

The Supermax deal, also known as the Kevin Durant Act, was created to help teams keep their players, preventing situations such as the summer of 2016 when the Golden State Warriors were willing to give Durant a flat wage. OKC Thunder. If the Supermax contract had appeared earlier, Durant would have stuck with OKC Thunder, and maybe LeBron James is now dedicating his entire career to Cleveland Cavaliers, but there were no players who had previously refused the Supermax contract.

NBA: 2020/21 season is at risk of delays because 48 NBA players are considered to be COVID-19 positive

Up to 48/546 players obtained positive results for the Covid-19 virus after required monitoring by the NBA.

According to the latest statement by the NBA Executive Board and the NBPA Players Federation. After required testing for players, squad leaders and staff. Up to 48 players have tested positive for the COVID-19 virus. The experiments alluded to above shall be carried out from 24-30/11, at the headquarters of the teams. 

Players that receive good outcomes will be obliged to quarantine in private quarters. This would undoubtedly have a certain effect on the planning for the new season.

According to some reports, the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) will decrease the quarantine advisory to 7 to 10 days from the moment the contaminated players provide negative results. This advice from the CDC will partially help players to train again quickly to prepare for the new season that will open on 22 December. 

At present, the spread of the COVID-19 virus appears to be complicated across the United States

More than 14 million cases of virus infection were reported, including nearly 276,300 deaths on the morning of December 2. Almost 125,000 additional viral infections have occurred in the United States in the last 24 hours.

According to the president of the NBA, Adam Silver, the new season is also going to take place according to the schedule. Matches will also be in the old format. Teams will be reduced to 45 people per off-road ride, including players, coaching personnel and support staff.

Utah Jazz is still the only team to announce that it will open its doors for audiences to watch. It is understood that the number of spectators on the field would be reduced. Any other teams are already hoping to open the door for fans to cheer on the team next season.

NBA: Official-The 2020/21 season is due to open on 22 December

After days of discussion, the NBA Executive Board and the NBPA Players Association issued an official announcement on the opening date of the 2020/21 NBA season.

As announced by the NBA as well as the NBPA, the NBA 2020/21 season will start on 22 December. 

This season will only have 72 regular season matches instead of 82 in previous seasons

The reduction in the number of matches is intended to ensure that the 2020/21 season can end early in order to avoid coinciding with the Tokyo 2021 Olympic schedule, which will start at the end of July next year. Expected, the season will end around early July and will have enough time for the U.S. team to gather players to prepare for the Olympic Games in Japan.

Previously, there were some opinions against the opening of the 2020/21 season on 22 December, arguing that both the effects of the pandemic and the players need more time to rest before the start of the new season. However, leaving the tournament opening day until January 2021 (specifically January 20, 2021) and reducing the regular season to 60 games will have a significant impact on the teams. 

As a result, the basketball players association NBPA and the management of the tournament reached an agreement on the opening date of the tournament on 22 December, a few days before the Christmas and New Year holidays.

Opening the tournament right before the holidays will boost revenue as well as bring a large amount of money from television rights to the teams. However this will also have a lot of consequences. 

One of them is that early return to practice and play will cause players to overcrowd, resulting in injuries and physical damage during the next season. In addition, the time for teams to prepare for the pre-season period will be shortened. 

Player transfer activities and pre-season training camps will also be significantly affected. Not to mention that the movement of teams to cities that are still affected by the Covid-19 pandemic will pose potential hazards to athletes.

Going back 15 points, OKC Thunder equalized the score with the Rockets

Houston Rockets scored 23 points, but was unable to deter Oklahoma City Thunder from winning Game 4 in the first round of the NBA Playoffs. 

In the 1 round Playoffs, OKC lost the gap to the Rockets but in this match, OKC equalized the score, which surprised a lot of people. Dennis Schroder had the best Playoffs of his career with 30 points, helping Oklahoma City Thunder secure an important win over the Houston Rockets with a score of 117-114 in Game 4 Round 1 of the Playoffs, matching the overall score 2-2. 

OKC Thunder had a deficit of 15 points in the third half and had not yet reclaimed the deficit by the time the fourth half began. However, this situation is a good one for Billy Donovan’s teachers and pupils. They’ve won 17 games this season after they were led in the last half-the largest number of games in the tournament. They used to do the same thing in Game 3, when they were putting the game in extra time. 

Schroder set a personal best of 30 points in the Playoffs

The first half of the match was a really good one as each side scored 60 points. The Houston Rockets had a 47.8 percent throw score, while the Oklahoma City Thunder was just 0.1 per cent behind the rival.

4 noticed the benefit of leading to shift after each step of the game. The two sides retaliated repeatedly, and Thunder led 109-108 before entering the last minute. The turning point of the match was James Harden’s missed pass to Danilo Gallinari, leading to Dennis Shroder’s mid-range attempt with 35 seconds left.

The Rockets’ efforts helped them get two more accurate long shots in the remainder of the game, but Schroder and Chris Paul didn’t make any errors on the free-throw line to win Thunder. Paul scored 28 points in the contest, while Shai Gilgeous-Alexander scored 18 points and 12 rebounds. 

On the other side of the front line, Mike D’Antoni’s teachers and students successfully scored 3 points out of 58 performances, but only allowed 10 free kicks in the game (Thunder threw 28 free kicks). James Harden is nearing triple-double with 32 points, 15 rebounds and 8 assists. Eric Gordon scored 23 points, Danuel House scored 21 points, including the final 3-point shot of the match.

The brightest star was sent off, OKC lost the gap to the Rockets

The referee chose to kick the player out of the field in a collision situation that was not Dennis Schroder’s.

Houston Rockets vs. Oklahoma City Thunder is dedicated to fans of the most compelling round 1 Playoffs. The score for this match is 2-2, so the game 5 hinges brings the survival factor. 

In part, the return of Russell Westbrook makes the Houston Rockets a more valued team. OKC is forced to share his attention with his former player, who benefits James Harden!

Although he didn’t play completely, Schroder still scored the most points for OKC with 19 points

James Harden had 12 points in the first half, helping the Rockets take the lead 24-14. But there was another star on the opposite side of OKC, Dennis Schroder, who scored 18 points in the second half to help OKC shorten the score to 45-48 before half time. 

However, the Rockets are a team with many more outstanding individuals, and at the beginning of the third half it was Eric Gordon’s turn to speak up 8 points in a row. When the distance is extended to 18, OKC also has a big drawback.

The best player on the orange side was in a normal collision with PJ Tucker. He was not the first to initiate, but he was still sent off by the referee, and the outcome was not unpredictable: OKC failed.

“The referee chased out Tucker right away. I wonder if that’s the reason why Schroder has also been sent away. I don’t understand why the referee has made this decision? ” to be said in the recent interview. Nevertheless, OKC didn’t have a strong game, loss was the product of a great deal of injustice to them. With 3-2 in support of the OKC, it is clear that coach Billy Donovan and his students are under great psychological pressure!