James humingi ng respeto
“I want my damn respect, too.”
Busa ‘yan ni LeBron James matapos sikwatin ang pang-apat niyang championship ring sa pangatlong team, at pang-apat ding Finals MVP matapos giyahan ang Los Angeles Lakers sa shortened 2020 NBA championship.
Ibinagsak ng Lakers ang pamatay na Game 6 win 106-93 laban sa Miami Heat para tapusin ang serye sa Walt Disney World bubble sa Orlando.
Sa edad 35 at 17th season, nag-average si James ng 29.8 points, 11.8 rebounds at 8.5 assists per game.
“It means a lot to represent this franchise,” litanya ni James. “I told Jeanie (Buss) when I came here that I was going to put this franchise back in the position that it belongs.”
“We just want our respect. Rob (Pelinka) wants his respect. Coach (Frank) Vogel wants his respect, our organization wants respect, Laker nation wants their respect … and I want my damn respect, too.”
MVP rin si James nang magkampeon sa Miami noong 2012 at 2013, at sa Cleveland noong 2016,
“One thing I can do is commit to the game. I put myself, and my body, and my mind in position to be available to my teammates,” dagdag ni LeBron. “I never missed a playoff game in my career, and the best thing you can do for your teammates is be available.”
Nakauna ang Lakers 28-20 pagkatapos ng first quarter, nang humarurot pa 36-16 ay tapos na ang boksing. (Vladi Eduarte)