Beijing October 13th, the Lakers defeated the Heat in the Finals and successfully won the championship. LeBron James won his fourth NBA championship. However, according to US media reports, during the first round of this year's playoffs, James was very close to leaving the park.
In the first round of the playoffs, the Bucks chose to strike because of the police shooting of black Jacob. After the incident, James and his friends and consultants chatted late at night. Although James supports the Bucks and their reasons for the strike, the lack of planning and strategy made James feel frustrated. Those close to James revealed that that night, James was very close to leaving the park and withdrawing from the rematch.
However, when James and the Chairman of the Players Union Chris Paul spoke with former U.S. President Barack Obama, things changed. Obama's words conveyed a clear message to James and Paul: forcing the NBA, the team’s owners, and the society as a whole to do more.
In the end, the NBA playoffs resumed, and the Lakers managed to win the championship.