LeBron James: I’ve won “two hardest championships” in NBA history

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LAKE BUENA VISTA, FLORIDA – OCTOBER 11: LeBron James #23 of the Los Angeles Lakers reacts with his MVP trophy after winning the 2020 NBA Championship over the Miami Heat in Game Six of the 2020 NBA Finals at AdventHealth Arena at the ESPN Wide World Of Sports Complex on October 11, 2020 in Lake Buena Vista, Florida. NOTE TO USER: User expressly acknowledges and agrees that, by downloading and or using this photograph, User is consenting to the terms and conditions of the Getty Images License Agreement. (Photo by Douglas P. DeFelice/Getty Images)

LeBron James is a four-time NBA champion no matter how things are sliced. The constant pressure of reaching the status of Michael Jordan is ridiculous. I mean, that’s what this is about right? Every achievement is a step closer to challenging the throne.

He knows he’s chasing down the ghost. It’s evident as he has compiled a resume that players dream about. When asked about the constant debates, he spoke candidly about his place on Road Trippin via World Wide Wob:

What’s really a hard pill to swallow is that he’s correct.

The 2016 NBA Finals had not had a team overcome a 3-1 deficit. Not even close. Sure, there are injuries and suspensions, but those are littered in a lot of title runs. It’s still impressive to stifle that many bites at the apple. The Golden State Warriors were led by the all-star trio of Draymond Green, Klay Thompson, and Steph Curry. They immortalized a 73 win season along with an MVP award for Curry. James and company took a beating but remained resilient when at the brink of defeat. He brought the Cleveland Cavaliers their first NBA championship.

Orlando’s NBA bubble was filled with question marks for the Los Angeles Lakers. There was no homecourt advantage. Coaching staffs were limited due to COVID-restrictions. Worse yet, the number of non-basketball challenges was daunting. We literally almost lost the season due to a number of senseless killings of citizens by law enforcement. The Lakers weathered these storms and stayed cohesive throughout it all.

We watched one team and an entire league almost have a season reduced to a close. Rather than frowning about this, it should be celebrated.

Let The King hold his crown.


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