One Lakers Executive said the team was focused on winning the championship all the time and didn’t spend resources on media PR.
“While some of our so-called principled rivals literally spent hundreds of millions trying to win in the media environment, we kept our heads down and thought about basketball. Because the only thing we ever worried about was winning the championship,” the Lakers employee was quoted as saying by ESPN.
In reunion (USA), the 6th game of the final series of the NBA playoffs between the Los Angeles Lakers and the Miami Heat ended at the stadium “IPN Wide world of sports arena”, which was won by the nominal guests of the floor players “Lakers” – 106:93. The Los Angeles Lakers won the series 4-2 and became the 2019/2020 NBA champion. The Los Angeles Lakers won the NBA for the first time since the 2009/2010 season. Thanks to this victory, the California club equaled the record – holder-the Boston Celtics, now both have 17 titles.
James: 35-year-old LeBron would have dominated the rivalry with himself 8 years ago
The 35-year-old Los Angeles Lakers forward LeBron James compared himself to the 27-year-old when he won the first career League title and became the MVP. In the NBA playoff final series with the Miami Heat (4-2), James averaged 29.8 points, 11.8 rebounds and 8.5 assists per game.
“A 35-year-old LeBron would say to a 27-year-old,’ You don’t even know your game.’ You’re not even close to realizing your potential. You have no idea what you’re capable of. If the 35-year-old LeBron had fought the 27-year-old, he would have dominated. He would have dominated the competition with himself eight years ago,” Clutch Points quoted James as saying.
James won his fourth career title with the Lakers. Previously, he won the NBA championship twice with the Miami Heat and once with the Cleveland Cavaliers.
Phil Jackson: It looks like LeBron James picked up something from Michael Jordan and Kobe Bryant
11-time NBA champion, legendary coach Phil Jackson noted the leadership qualities of Los Angeles Lakers forward LeBron James, who won the fourth title of his career.
“It looks like LeBron picked up something from Michael Jordan and Kobe Bryant. It’s a mindset like, “we’ll show them who We really are with our strength and our temperament.” This is always an effective way to motivate. LeBron handled it well. I think his leadership was high-quality. Although I questioned his leadership qualities last year when he played with that group of young performers. But James now feels very motivated. And that’s fine,” ESPN quoted Jackson as saying.