Subtitles section Play video Print subtitles then when you combine that with what they had to go through here and how you had such disruption people not wanting to play folks arguing with one another, dude's wanting to go home, worried about people violating the bubble, wondering whether or not there was gonna be a positive test and all of this other stuff because of the coronavirus pandemic again, it's not just about what you do on the court. It's what leads to you getting on the court as well. Those obstacles, those distractions is what I think makes it a bit tougher, in my estimation. And that's why I give credit where credit is due, and I'm gonna have to follow you up with that one. Stephen A. To say that when you look at it, let's not just talk about the championship. Let's start a year ago. Let's start in China. Let's start with LeBron having to answer those questions and then fast forward to the death of Kobe Bryant, then the pandemic and then the unrest in the country, then getting in the bubble, then opting out of the bubble for a couple of days to try to figure out what they wanted to do then, uh, clinching the division in the number one seed and kind of relaxing a little bit. And then starting off losing that first game to Portland and then Denver and then having a 31 close out game right in their hands and then going to 32 and sending themselves, Oh, and And they said it themselves. That this going get into 32 was scary because all of a sudden you're at 31 You're like, OK, we rolling, it's over with. It's a wrap now you at 32 things get really tight and stressful. That's one of the reasons that LeBron James walks off the court with 10 seconds to go now, because you don't want to shake hands is because he realizes that this moment they have to deliver and get it taken care of. When he came to L. A. He came to L. A to win a championship. He did come to L. A. Just to drive around in the sun. It's about winning a championship. It's about doing the things that the Laker fan base wanted. He said it himself the other day. He will not be accepted by Laker nation until he delivers. Well, he delivered last night. So is he accepted 100% molly? 100%? He's accepted. In order to get the statue, he has to get too low. 211 is not gonna be on the blog, but he's got the acceptance. Yeah, to be on the Lakers. Mount Rushmore. You need three to even be in the conversation. It is tough. Hello? Even with two, even with two. I don't think he deserves a statue. It Stephen. It depends on how he gets that. You know what I mean? What I mean is this. I think their statues should be. First of all, I don't like it. I don't like human beings deified like that. But for the sake of this discussion, let me be clear. I think the only way you deserve that is when you know what you're a like for with an organization. Not when you show up for for the party. You know, about an hour before then per se. I mean, when you talk about Kobe, that's 20 years. When you talk about shock looking, all of those years and the three peat when you talk about Listen, I don't know. I don't know why Oscar De La Hoya has a statue outside the Staples Center. And Max, he was a great champion. I love Oscar De La Hoya, but what the hell is he doing with a statue outside of the Staples Center? Well, most of us with Vegas e don't know about. Maybe we think about E. Maybe maybe we think about it with two. Three for sure. Three for sure. If he could get us three in the next way, could win another two in the next four years. I'll call the brass at Bristol because I understand they were working on your statue right outside. I don't want to Statute e don't wanna I don't wanna be deified. You don't want to statue. You don't like I don't know the surrounding your name. Check. Lay low. I get it. Now give me the check. I don't need a statute. From what I understand, you secured the bag, so I think you're good in that department tonight. I started the show. Thanks for watching ESPN on YouTube For live streaming sports and premium content.