Even though we are nearing the start of the 2020-21 season, conversations are still being had about the infamous bubble and what went on inside of it. This isn’t too surprising considering the bubble only wrapped up two months ago, as people are still reflecting on the time spent in Orlando. LeBron James and the Lakers will be talking plenty about the bubble as they are the only team that can be complementary of the bubble seeing as they were the only ones to leave with the trophy.
One of the more infamous moments of the bubble didn’t happen in either of the conferences’ Finals or even the NBA Finals. No, the most hilarious and talked about moment was in the Western Conference Semi-Finals were the Clippers gave up a 3-1 lead to the Nuggets, including an all-time embarrassing Game 7 fourth-quarter performance. The Lakers were watching the game together, as Jared Dudley has since admitted that the Lakers were laughing at the Clippers’ expense. However, LeBron hasn’t really talked about how he felt about the loss, until he joined Channing Frye, Richard Jefferson, and Allie Clifton for an episode of the Road Trippin’ podcast on Spectrum SportsNet. LeBron’s comments on the Clippers from that podcast are below (NSFW):
“I couldn’t believe it. Still to this day I can’t believe it. Obviously the better team won, that’s what happened. But still…all the shit talking they were doing all year. Exclude Paul and exclude Kawhi. Even exclude Trezz’.”
Richard Jefferson and Channing Frye comically called out LeBron for excluding Montrezl Harrell, as they immediately got LeBron to admit that he was part of it too.
“Okay, Trezz’ might have said a lil bit because he was part of that crew. They put themselves in a position to get what they’ve been talking shit about all year. I just couldn’t fathom the part, or come to the realization that they did not seek that opportunity when it was right there. Up 3-1. And just seeing the team that they had, they were built for that, I believe, they were coached for that, I believe, obviously they got our championship head coach on their bench in T. Lue. I just did not see them losing, just like everybody else in the basketball sports world did not see them losing that series besides one of my favorite coaches, Mike Malone and his group.”
Many Lakers fans have noted the “shit talking” that had come from Clippers players such as Patrick Beverley, Marcus Morris, and…sorry I have to say this…Montrezl Harrell. The conversation takes on a whole other level though when LeBron James admits that he heard that talk all season, ultimately leading to his disappointment when he found out he couldn’t bounce the Clippers out of the playoffs himself.
LeBron and the Lakers will get another whack at the Clippers soon enough, as the two will open the season on December 22nd.