Chris Broussard: “If LeBron & Lakers lose these NBA Finals, it will be a colossal failure!”

LeBron James, Anthony Davis
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The Los Angeles Lakers are in the NBA Finals after a 10-year absence. Led by LeBron James and Anthony Davis, the Lakers should win the championship this year. Otherwise, it will be a colossal failure, according to sports analyst Chris Broussard.

While Broussard is confident the Lakers will beat the Miami Heat, he says if LeBron and the Lakers lose the series it would be comparable only to the Heat losing to the Dallas Mavericks in 2011.

“We’re acting like LeBron just went to the Lakers with Rodney Hood, Kyle Korver and George Hill and won the West. No, he added Anthony Davis. It takes nothing away from LeBron. But just that’s a part of the narrative too,” Broussard said on First Things First.

“Now, LeBron knows the deal. He’s right on the money. Nick’s [Nick Wright] right they’re gonna win it. But LeBron’s right in saying ‘It don’t mean jack if we lose.’ When you’ve been to the Finals nine times, especially when you’ve lost six, getting back means nothing.

“This, if LeBron somehow didn’t win this championship, it would be one of the worst biggest upsets in NBA history. It would rival the Dallas loss in 2011 as the worst of LeBron’s career if not surpass the Dallas loss.

“That’s how overwhelmingly favored the Lakers are. Because they’ve got the two best players in this series by a mile. They’ve got the most experienced roster by a mile. They’ve got a more talented roster. They were the better all year. They’re facing a freaking fifth seed from the East. This would be a colossal failure if LeBron and the Lakers didn’t win. And they will win it,” he ended.