LeBron James speaks out on his wife, Savannah, joining Lakers star in bubble
James, though, did admit to reporters his three kids and mom aren’t in the bubble with him, via Ben Golliver of the Washington Post.
Lakers’ LeBron James on being joined in the NBA Bubble by his wife Savannah: “It’s a blessing to have my wife here but my kids are back in LA still and my mom is back in Ohio. But I’m definitely happy she’s here. I keep the main thing the main thing when I’m on the floor.” pic.twitter.com/ZoHIpMvUBi
— Ben Golliver (@BenGolliver) September 5, 2020
Savannah James has been LeBron’s rock since high school. With that said, the Lakers star’s morale and spirit will surely increase now that the love of his life is with him at Walt Disney World.
James and the Lakers lost Game 1 to the Houston Rockets on Friday to begin the second round of the playoffs. Los Angeles looked really rusty after not playing for a week, while the Rockets played with rhythm and carried the momentum from their first-round win over the Oklahoma City Thunder.
While the Lakers played poorly in Game 1 against the Rockets, James and Co. lost Game 1 to the Portland Trail Blazers in the first round before winning four straight. Game 1s are usually “feel out” games for LeBron anyway, so look for the Lakers to play much better in Game 2 after watching film and making necessary adjustments.
So far in the playoffs, James is averaging 26.2 points, 9.8 rebounds and 9.7 assists in 33.5 minutes a night for the Lakers. The four-time MVP and three-time champion is shooting 57.9 percent from the field, 42.9 percent from beyond the arc and 74.4 percent from the free throw line.