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After steering the Los Angeles Lakers to the inaugural NBA Cup game, LeBron James mentioned that his trainer pointed out a unique aspect of his 21-year career: the absence of a Final 4 experience.

The veteran forward emphasized the heightened intensity due to being an NBA player and the significant stakes involved.

“My trainer was like ‘One thing you haven’t done in your 21 [year] career is be in a Final 4’… this is definitely heightened, being NBA players, and what’s at stake,” James said.