Los Angeles Laker guard Avery Bradley has opted out of the NBA’s restart of the season in Florida.
Bradley told ESPN Tuesday evening that he hopes to remain with his spouse and three kids, including a six-year-old with a history of respiratory illness. By sitting out, Bradley will lose about $650,000 in salary.
While some have applauded Bradley for sitting out the rest of the NBA season, keep in mind children have rarely been effected by the coronavirus.
“I can’t imagine making any decision that might put my family’s health and well-being at even the slightest risk,” Bradley told ESPN. “As promised also, I will use this time to focus on the formation of projects to help strengthen my communities.”
Just what the world needs another SJW who is out of touch with people in the real world such as the individuals who work in your local grocery stores, fast food restaurants, or first responders that don’t have the luxury of quitting their job.
Bradley is doing what he feels is best for him, because by quitting the Lakers will allow him to return as an unrestricted free agent in 2021 after already receiving his guaranteed salary of $9,772,350. The coronavirus doesn’t pose a risk for his family, it’s just a convenient excuse for him to relax at home and ponder social justice initiatives.
The Lakers chance of winning a championship will be negatively impacted by losing their starting point guard. However, Bradley doesn’t have the discipline it takes to become a champion and his decision to join his teammates in the Disney bubble proves he is just another spoiled athlete.