It's been almost two years since the Los Angeles Lakers won an NBA title in the Orlando Bubble but if you're asking Hall of Famer Reggie Miller, that really didn't mean much.
Miller, who was on the TNT broadcast on Thursday night as the Clippers beat the Lakers, insinuated the bubble in 2020 where LA won a championship meant essentially nothing. Take a listen:
Even Reggie miller know that the bubble didn't count 🤣🤣🤣 pic.twitter.com/cuVxVwezPB
— LeCancun James (@Le0verrated) March 4, 2022
Yikes. That's definitely going to frustrate LeBron James and the Lakers faithful. After all, they did still win it all fair and square, but there were no fans because of the pandemic. Nevertheless, many people have said exactly what Miller is getting at. Since all the teams were in one location in Orlando, the playoffs simply didn't have the same feel, especially due to how serious COVID-19 was at the time. Try telling that to LeBron.
The Lakers could only wish they were playing top-notch basketball like 2020 right now. Frank Vogel's squad is now eight games under .500 after their fourth loss in a row on Thursday. At this point, it feels like the play-in tournament is going to be a reality for the Lakers, who will be hoping to get Anthony Davis back from injury by then.
Los Angeles will be looking to end their cold streak on Saturday at home against Stephen Curry and the Golden State Warriors.