Lakers’ superstar LeBron James talks about the 2020-21 season, and how the shortened offseason has impacted him and the Lakers
The Los Angeles Lakers kick-started their 2020-21 season with a bang. They were leading the Western Conference, till the injury plague caught up with them. Anthony Davis did not play for around half the games of the regular season due to various injuries. LeBron James missed a third of the season with his ankle injury. Other players also kept getting injured or being sidelined due to the COVID protocols.
Fighting through the injuries, the Lakers secured the 7th seed in the Western Conference. They beat the Golden State Warriors in the first play-in game and secured their playoff berth. They now hold a 2-1 lead over the Pheonix Suns, despite a rocky Game 1.
“Year 18 has been rough for me”: LeBron James
If one thinks about NBA History, there are very few athletes who were as durable as LeBron James. Playing into his 18th season in the NBA, the King has maintained his body like a temple. The King spends quite the sum every year to keep his body healthy and ready, and it has obviously paid off.
The Play-in games, and Games 1 and 2 had a passive LeBron James. In Game 3, we saw the James we are used to. Even though he finished with 21 points, 9 assists, and 6 rebounds, LBJ showed us glimpses of his brilliance. After the game, the King had a chat with members of the Lakers Nation crew. There he described how tough this year has been for him and the squad.
“Obviously it’s been a rough year on me as far as physically with my ankle and dealing with that trying to get it back to where it was before the injury,” LeBron said.
But every day is a step forward and we’ll continue to put the work into it with my treatment around the clock, getting it to, like I said, where it was before the injury and until then my teammates will continue to hold me down while I try to make plays for them.”
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If what Anthony Davis said is true, the league cannot count the Lakers out. The King has a lot left in his tank, and he has saved it all for the big stage.