The Los Angeles Lakers superstar LeBron James made a bold statement on the latest episode of the Road Trippin’ podcast with Allie Clifton, Richard Jefferson and Channing Frye. James said two of his four championships were the hardest in the NBA history.
Those two championships are the 2016 Cleveland Cavaliers that came back from 3-1 down in the Finals against the Golden State Warriors (73-9 in regular season) and the 2020 Lakers inside the NBA bubble.
“The one thing that I know for sure that I’ve been a part of two teams that won the two hardest championships in NBA league history,” LeBron said. “The 2016 Cavs coming back from 3-1 versus 73-9. Being down 3-1 versus one of the best teams to ever been assembled. Two-time MVP. And then what we went through in the bubble.
“If you were not in a bubble, you don’t quite understand it. You would never ever understand how hard it was to win that championship. To be able to motivate yourself. This literally out of your comfort zone. I didn’t see my family for eight and a half weeks. And then it was just my wife. I didn’t see my kids until I got out of the bubble, 96 days.
“Everything you are accustomed to your own bed or your chef, your sleeping pattern. For me, I’m a routine guy and when my routine is knocked off, it’s hard for me to center myself. I’m literally in a bubble at times in my room literally seeing the walls like this like “The Shining” just like blood coming down my walls. Coming down in the hallway it’s like two kids on a tricycle. I’m like ‘Holy sh*t what is going on. I got to go home. I am ready to leave.’ It felt like a horror movie in the bubble.”