On a recent episode of HBO’s The Shop, Los Angeles Lakers guard, LeBron James, says he suffers PTSD from his long stay in Orlando last year during the COVID pandemic, and wouldn’t come to the Magic even if traded.
Sorry, Orlando… it’s nothing personal 👑🤣 #TheShopHBO pic.twitter.com/b2FYpI12kP
— UNINTERRUPTED (@uninterrupted) May 29, 2021
The city of Orlando saved the NBA season last year, by hosting the now legendary bubble at Disney World which did not produce a single positive COVID 19 test.
The Lakers and Lebron James won their most recent championship in that bubble. Along with former Magic star, Dwight Howard, and former coach, Frank Vogle.
Trades are also a touchy subject with the Orlando Magic team, who traded away all of their stars and finished with one of the worst records in the NBA. The team also suffers with luring free agents to the market which is more family focused than other cities.
Orlando Mayor Buddy Dyer responded to LeBron’s tweet…
I’m certain that you didn’t experience the other half of Orlando during your time in the bubble last summer, @KingJames. Next time you’re here, let’s go out for lunch.
You’ll see that our community is diverse, inclusive and vibrant. https://t.co/UJl7jkMAI1
— Mayor Buddy Dyer (@orlandomayor) May 29, 2021
James’ film “Space Jam: A new legacy” opens here in Orlando. Including Disney Springs, a short distance from the NBA bubble itself.