Los Angeles Lakers star LeBron James showed his vulnerable side after winning Game 6 of the 2020 NBA Finals with a 106-93 victory, grabbing the fourth championship ring of his career in the process. The four-time NBA MVP admitted that it wasn’t easy to be away from his family and stay in an isolated place like the Orlando bubble for multiple months amidst these tough times.
Via Sam Amick of The Athletic:
“I think you wouldn’t be human if you didn’t have ups and downs in the bubble,” the Lakers star said. “At times I was questioning myself. Should I be here? Is this worth sacrificing my family? So many things. I’ve never been without my family this long. Missing the days of my daughter being in kindergarten, even though it’s through Zoom. Missing my son’s 16th birthday, which we all know is a big birthday if you have kids. Seeing my middle child continue to grow and be who he is. First of all, big-time shoutout to the late great (Apple founder) Steve Jobs, because without him, without his vision, those FaceTime calls wouldn’t be possible.”
Despite the distance, the Lakers star remained steadfast with his championship aspirations to help him stay the course and keep him moving forward:
“Absolutely, I’ve had ups and downs throughout this journey. For some odd reason, I was able to keep the main thing the main thing. When I talked about all the stuff that I missed, they understood that, too, and that made it a lot easier for me.”
The 35-year-old superstar once again took the majority of the offensive load for the Lakers in a crucial Game 6 tilt. He recorded 28 points, 14 rebounds, and 10 assists through 41 minutes of action to be unanimously named Finals MVP.
His co-star in Lakers big man Anthony Davis also had a big game in their closeout victory, with numbers of 19 points and 15 rebounds. The sacrifices made by James and the rest of the Lakers proved to be well worth it as they now exit the Orlando bubble with their names etched in the history books and the franchise’s historic 17th title in hand.