The LA Lakers have been ruthless in the 2020 NBA playoffs. After completing three gentlemen's sweeps in a row in the postseason, the LeBron James led franchise is just a win away from clinching a record-equaling NBA championship crown. The Lakers were the number one seed in the Western Conference in the regular season and have somehow managed to improve their performances further in the playoffs. In today's NBA news update, we have two stars raving about LeBron James' basketball IQ and on-court awareness.
NBA Trade Rumors: DeMar DeRozan talks about the challenge of facing LeBron James in the postseason
San Antonio Spurs' shooting guard, DeMar DeRozan, recently made an appearance on JJ Redick's popular podcast, 'The Old Man and the Three'. The two NBA stars discussed a variety of topics, after which the topic of LeBron James came up.
Redick introduced the subject and then asked DeRozan what it was like facing LeBron James in the playoffs. DeRozan was full of praise for King James and said the following:
"It's definitely different. I remember for so many years, I got so much flak. Being the better team or whatever, people not realizing it is tough to get past this [expletive]. You know, him coming to the west and doing the same thing is a testament to his greatness."
DeRozan and Redick also gave LeBron James credit for his exceptional basketball IQ and awareness. LeBron James is playing in his 10th NBA final, which is more than what some franchises have managed.
Notably, James has faced the Toronto Raptors in the postseason quite a few times in recent history, and he's managed to come out on top on every occasion. A constant thorn in the Raptors' side, King James ensured that the star duo of DeRozan and Kyle Lowry didn't reach the NBA finals till the time he was in the Eastern Conference.
With Game 5 scheduled to be played on Friday, LeBron James will have the chance to add another NBA championship to his resume. With four titles, James will certainly have a much stronger case for being the G.O.A.T than he had before.Published 09 Oct 2020, 01:15 IST