The Lakers owner of the Las Vegas sports team was quoted as saying that there are a few players who don’t feel comfortable with the way they’re being treated by the league and that players shouldn’t die, the LA Times reported.
Lakers owner Steve Ballmer was quoted in the report as saying, “If we’re going to put our foot down, it has to be for the players and the fans.
We have to stand up and say, ‘We can’t do this.’
We can’t let the players die.”
Lakers coach Byron Scott was quoted saying that the team will continue to fight for the rights of players to die, and he said that they won’t give up.
“The players and fans are in charge, they’re the ones who control the future of this franchise,” Scott said.
“We have to have respect for their wishes and we’ll continue to have that respect.”
Laker fans rallied around the team during the team’s bye week, raising money to help pay for the medical bills of the players.