Los Angeles Lakers superstar LeBron James "accused" the Larry O'Brien trophy of cheating on him for the past several years shortly after winning it all this season. Last Sunday, the Lakers beat the Miami Heat in Game 6 of the NBA Finals to win their first NBA title since 2010.
James, 35, was absolutely phenomenal throughout the whole regular season and playoffs to lead the Lakers to the NBA Championship in his second season with the team. James now has four NBA titles with four different as previously he won back-to-back NBA titles with the Heat in 2012 and 2013, before returning to Cleveland and winning it all with the Cavaliers in 2016.
The Golden State Warriors won back-to-back NBA titles in 2017 and 2018, before the Toronto Raptors made it all the way in 2019. "I can't believe you cheated on me for the last five years. You dirty," James said while being recorded by Lakers center JaVale McGee shortly after the team won the title last Sunday, per Yahoo Sports.
"I can't believe you cheated on me the last four years. What is wrong with you? I'm going to bring your ass home ... "
James said it was a tough run
The Lakers had the best record in the Western Conference before the NBA season was suspended due to the coronavirus pandemic.
"This was very challenging, and very difficult," James said after winning the title, per ESPN. "It played with your mind, and it played with your body. You're away from some of the things you're so accustomed to [that] make you the professional you are.
"This is right up there with one of the greatest accomplishments I have." James kept focused and locked in as he was determined to continue his strong run in the Orlando bubble. After winning the title with the Lakers, James admitted he wanted to go out and prove the doubters wrong.
"I think, personally, thinking I have something to prove fuels me," James said. "And it fueled me over this last year and a half since my injury. "It fueled me because no matter what I've done in my career up until this point, there's still rumblings of doubt, or comparing me to the history of the game, and, 'Has he done this? Has he done that?' "So, having that in my head, having that in my mind, saying to myself, 'Why not still have something to prove?' I think it fuels me."