During the COVID-19 (coronavirus) pandemic that is challenging the world right now, two unnamed Los Angeles Lakers were announced as having contracted the virus. Southern California is one of the hardest hit areas in the country but the two Laker players hit with the coronavirus really put it into perspective that ‘anyone’ can get it.
Current Laker and face of the NBA LeBron James expressed his gratitude during quarantine to the UCLA Medical Staff for their efforts in taking care of the Lakers players.
“I just want to let you know that y’all hard work and y’all dedication does not go unnoticed,” James said to TMZ Sports. “The James Gang Family here thanks you guys and hopefully we can get back on our feet and we can get back to our everyday lives very soon. I just want to say thank you once again. Like I said, do not think for one second that you guys are not recognized, that you guys are going unnoticed.”
Los Angeles County has almost 700 confirmed cases of coronavirus, being one of the hardest hit counties in one of the hardest hit states and UCLA doctors have handled a significant amount of the cases in the state. James continued his praise.
“The time and the commitment that you guys are putting in, it’s truly commendable and remarkable at the same time,” James said. “So God bless you guys and can’t wait to see you guys again. One love.”
LeBron’s full message can be see here.
And we’ll share that same sentiment — thank you UCLA Medical Staff. Thank you for your selflessness. Thank you for your service, patience, understanding, time, commitment and dedication.
Thank you to all the first-responders who are putting their lives on hold and at risk for the sake of others during this pandemic.