LeBron James: “Never crossed my mind that we did not need to play”

Alex Caruso LeBron James
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LeBron James and the rest of the Los Angeles Lakers are in Orlando for the NBA season resumption. The three-time NBA champion says he had no doubts that the season should continue. For him, the only goal is to win the championship.

“Never crossed my mind that we did not need to play this beautiful game of basketball that brings so many people together, that brings happiness, that brings joy to the households, to so many families. From kids that’s just born, when they’re born and their parents put on their favorite team’s clothing to all the way to where you’re 60, 70, 80 years and you’re just thinking about the game from a sport. And this is all about sport. I’m happy to be a part of one of the biggest sports in the world and that’s a game of basketball,” James said.

“I’m happy to have a platform where not only people will gain joy from the way I play the game, from the way our team play the game but for also what I’m able to do off the floor as well. Being able to use my platform, use the NBA’s platform to continue to talk about what’s going on because I would not stop until I see real change for us as black Americans, for African Americans, for people of color.”

“I also believe I can do both – I can bring happiness to a lot of homes with the way I play the game and the way the Lakers is gonna play the game. I will continue to push the envelope, continue to keep my foot on the gas on creating real change for us as people of color in America.”

“For me it’s all about the process. I’m here for one goal and one goal only and that’s to win a championship,” the Lakers superstar concluded.