Frank Vogel on LeBron James, after reaching NBA Finals: “He had a chip on his shoulder all-year long”

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Frank Vogel opened up about LeBron James’ mindset during this year’s run, after the Los Angeles Lakers secured their place in the 2020 NBA Finals.

The Lakers’ head coach called James’ accomplishment to reach the Finals in the West, after all these years playing in the East, enormous.

“He’s had a chip on his shoulder all year long,” Vogel said, per Ben Golliver of the Washington Post.

“Everybody has doubters. To be in the Eastern Conference & get there as much as he had and to come over to the Western Conference, it’s an enormous accomplishment to do it w/ a third team.”

The Lakers will play in the NBA Finals for the first time since 2010.