The Los Angeles Lakers are the 2020 NBA champions thanks to the mental toughness they showcased during the postseason in Orlando ‘bubble’.
Vogel talked to Kyle Goon of the Southern California News Group on how his team overcame all the difficulties to win the title.
“It’s a really interesting time, to experience that double or nothing,” the Lakers’ coach said. “Going from being quarantined at home to away from them 24-7 was really a big extreme for me and my family, but at the same time I’m proud it was something we really took in stride.”
“To endure that type of intense pressure environment, where every detail is scrutinized, where the intensity was high,” he continued. “to endure those meetings with no outlet of family, or whatever single guys would be doing, without an outlet, was one of the biggest challenges. It was a credit to all the participants to lean on and to support each other.”
The Lakers’ experience and talent help Vogel’s squad to be focused throughout the restart and complete the task in front of them.
Several players admitted it was tough for them to be away from their families for so long, but the 2020 NBA champions endured until the end.