Gilbert Arenas says that the Lakers’ Bubble championship, spearheaded by LeBron James, was in fact the hardest title to win NBA history.
The NBA’s Bubble from last year can be termed as being an immense success. Not a single player or staff member returned to the Bubble with a positive COVID test and there were barely any medical hiccups along the way.
LeBron James and the Los Angeles Lakers capitalized on the new environment and claimed their 17th championship in franchise history while also helping LeBron James get his 4th Finals MVP. However, ever since that championship run, NBA fans have been in a constant state of disagreement when it comes to how much the Bubble title actually matters.
Some say it was the hardest championship that could’ve been won and others, like the Celtics broadcast team, believe that it was an easy road for the Lakers to go down on.
Gilbert Arenas explains how tough LeBron James had it in the bubble
Gilbert Arenas has an interesting take on why the Lakers championship in the Bubble was one of the hardest ones to win in NBA history:
“I say, technically, that is the hardest championship because it’s LeBron James and the Lakers. Now, when you think about their fanbases, every arena he would’ve went he was a fan-favorite. So when you are in the Bubble, it took fans’ favorite out of them. Now you don’t get booed at your own home.”
D Wade said on Gilbert Arenas’ podcast that the man upstairs gave LeBron everything but a hairline 😂.
He said him being so good at 36 isn’t really about how much he spends on taking care of his body, it’s just a blessing from above
— Phella (@PhellaDaFam) February 2, 2021
It is true that both the Lakers and LeBron James have fans all across the country. However, it’s quite unlikely that the Lakers would’ve been getting cheered on in all the arenas they went to, especially in the Playoffs.
You could also look at it the other way and say that the Lakers had it easier as they didn’t have to hear any boos in the arenas.