“Hope I Continue to Make You Proud”: LeBron James Gets Emotional While Talking to Mom

Published 10/12/2020, 2:29 AM EDT
Los Angeles Lakers forward LeBron James (23) holds up four fingers after winning his fourth NBA championship after game six of the 2020 NBA Finals at AdventHealth Arena. The Los Angeles Lakers won 106-93 to win the series. Mandatory Credit: Kim Klement-USA TODAY Sports


LeBron James has won his fourth ring after appearing in the NBA Finals for the 10th time in his career. The 35-year-old has spent 17 years in the league and is yet to slow down.

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Before LBJ joined the NBA, he was no different than any other kid. He was raised by his mother in his father’s absence. But these adversities served to make him stronger, and today he has become an NBA champion for the fourth time.

After the celebrations, James called his mother and thanked her for always being with him.

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A tweet by Shams Charania read, “LeBron James FaceTimes his mother Gloria after winning his fourth title: ‘Everything that you had been through, everything that I had seen, there’s nothing that can stop me… I hope I continue to make you proud, Mom.'”

James has already solidified his place in history books with numerous accolades over the years. James’ next goal will be to become the greatest player of all time. However, LBJ might be still one or two championships away from realizing that dream. He is competing with none other than “His Airness” Michael Jordan for the GOAT title.

What’s next for LeBron James?

Los Angeles Lakers forward LeBron James (23) celebrates after a play against the Miami Heat during the fourth quarter in game six of the 2020 NBA Finals at AdventHealth Arena. The Los Angeles Lakers won 106-93 to win the series. Mandatory Credit: Kim Klement-USA TODAY SportsMandatory Credit: Kim Klement-USA TODAY Sports

With the Lakers being crowned as the NBA champions for the 17th time in franchise history, James has already fulfilled his promise of once again making LA the champions. Despite going through a bumpy road to the finals, many still believe that this championship was a cakewalk for the Lakers.

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The reality, however, is that the Lakers and LeBron James were simply a notch above the entire league this season. James had yet another dominant playoff run and averaged 27.6 points in the postseason.

Moving forward, LBJ and Co. will be looking to defend their championship in the upcoming season. For the first time in years, the league will become highly competitive and a plethora of teams could be crowned NBA Champions.

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If LeBron and the Lakers maintain this terrific form, they might not be dethroned. What do you think? What will be the next challenge for Lebron James in his fabulous NBA career?

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Aikansh Chaudhary

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Aikansh Chaudhary is an NBA columnist for Essentially Sports. Previously, he helped rank various websites using the latest SEO techniques, and wrote over 2000 articles during his stint as a freelance writer. A die hard Lakers fan, Aikansh will forever uphold LeBron James as the GOAT.

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