After leading the Lakers to a 3-1 series lead against the Heat in the Finals, LeBron James is on the verge of winning his fourth NBA title.
Following Game 4’s win (in which he nearly notched a triple-double), James would express an increasingly rare sentiment in what’s become one of the league’s most storied careers.
What I’ve learned being a Laker is that the Laker faithful don’t give a damn what you’ve done before,” James said on Thursday. “… They don’t care about your résumé at all until you become a Laker. Then you’ve got to do it as a Laker, and then they respect you. I’ve learned that
Los Angeles moves within one game of its 17th NBA title. James is also close to getting his fourth ring.
Game 5 of the NBA Finals, meanwhile, is set to tip off at 9 p.m. E.T. on Friday. It’ll air on ABC.