Pat Riley has come out and said that LeBron James is the greatest player in the NBA. The Lakers are NBA champions and it was great to see. They came out on top after completely dominating the Playoffs this season. In reality, it was never really in question as the Lakers dominated every team they came into contact with.
But it could have been because of how weird it was to play in this format. The NBA Playoffs and Finals did not look like they usually do. Instead, they were in bubble format and it was very difficult to stay focused. Take a look at what LeBron said about it recently.
“I am here for one reason and one reason only, and that’s to compete for a championship,” James said. “And that was my mindset once I entered the bubble, once I entered the quarantine process the first two days. And then right from my first practice my mindset was to, if I’m going to be here, make the most of it and see what you can do and lock in on what the main thing is. And the main thing was for us to finish the season and compete for a championship.”
Pat Riley Says Lakers’ LeBron James Is The Greatest Player In NBA
“So that’s just been my mindset throughout these — I don’t even know how many days it is, whatever how many days it is, it feels like five years so it really doesn’t matter. I’ve been as locked in as I’ve ever been in my career.”
But now the stories are different. One is from Pat Riley, who has come out to say that Lebron s the “The greatest player in the game today.”
But James was asked about where this title sits among his others. He had and interesting answer.
“Well, I can’t sit here and say one is more challenging than the other or one is more difficult than the other,” he began. “I can just say that I’ve never won with this atmosphere. None of us have. We’ve never been a part of this. I mean, we got here July 9th.”
“You’re away from some of the things that you’re so accustomed to to make you be the professional that you are. So this is right up there.”
“I heard some rumblings from people that are not in the bubble, ‘Oh, you don’t have to travel, whatever.’ People just doubting what goes on in here. This is right up there with one of the greatest accomplishments I’ve had.”