LeBron James spoke candidly about the struggles of remaining isolated from his family in the NBA bubble, saying that he thinks about leaving every day.
Los Angeles Lakers superstar LeBron James opened up about the difficulties of remaining isolated in the NBA bubble as he continues his pursuit of his fourth title, saying that thinking about leaving the league’s Orlando campus is a daily occurrence for him.
With social justice issues taking center stage during the NBA playoffs and a family at home, it is not hard to see why James feels the way he does. While basketball is a vitally important part of his life, James has spoken about missing his wife and kids during the playoffs, per Bleacher Report, and has been an outspoken presence regarding social justice reform.
NBC Sports reported that James was “adamant” about ending the NBA playoffs following the police shooting of Jacob Blake in Kenosha, Wisconsin, but after the players voted to continue, it appears that the 35-year-old will remain in the bubble for at least a few more weeks.
LeBron James spoke candidly about the struggles of being isolated in the NBA bubble
The Lakers are likely to be heavy favorites against either the Houston Rockets or Oklahoma City Thunder in the second round, and remain on the shortlist of true title contenders. A fourth championship is likely the only thing keeping James around, as he tries to bolster his case as the greatest basketball player of all time.
The four-time MVP has been as good as ever in 2020, with All-Star running mate Anthony Davis providing the dominant presence that the Lakers lacked alongside James in 2019. With Los Angeles still coping with the tragic passing of Kobe Bryant, a hard-fought NBA championship would mean the world to a dedicated fan base.
However, it is clear that the unusual circumstances have taken their toll on James, and he likely cannot wait to finish the season and see his family again.