LeBron James Extremely Satisfied With LA Lakers Championship DNA Being Tested

Published 02/12/2021, 3:30 PM EST
Jan 25, 2021; Cleveland, Ohio, USA; Los Angeles Lakers forward LeBron James (23) celebrates his three-point basket in the fourth quarter against the Cleveland Cavaliers at Rocket Mortgage FieldHouse. Mandatory Credit: David Richard-USA TODAY Sports


LeBron James has been playing very hard over the last few games. His Lakers have been dragged to three consecutive OT games in the midst of a five-game winning streak. The Lakers have proven their championship mettle in these games. They shouldn’t have been in OT anyway, but at least they left with the wins.

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James has commented on this championship DNA and seems to have no problem with how they are showing it on the court.

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“We’re playing every other day. It’s just like, ‘OK, the game is here. Let’s go out, compete and try to win.’ I have no idea what our record is, I didn’t even know we’ve won five in a row. You just go out and compete.

“Every game is going to be its own challenge. We don’t mind playing games that go down to the wire, we don’t mind playing games where you’ve got to execute. We have that championship DNA. I mean, it’s good for us to be tested. I love that no matter who you’re playing against. Teams that take you down to the wire, make you execute, you have to be perfect defensively and offensively to win a game. It’s pretty cool. I love it.”

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Feb 4, 2021; Los Angeles, California, USA; Los Angeles Lakers forward LeBron James (23) moves to the basket and scores during the first quarter against the Denver Nuggets at Staples Center. Mandatory Credit: Robert Hanashiro-USA TODAY Sports

LeBron James is shouldering a load nobody his age has before. One could say that he is playing harder now than he has in a long time. His numbers are up across the board after a slow start to the season. With Anthony Davis being inconsistent with injury, LeBron’s extra minutes have helped LA stay amidst the top of the West.

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How sustainable this is at his age is another matter entirely. While LeBron is known to take immense care of his body, father time will start slowing him down sooner rather than later. But for now, he is dominating as he always has. It is a treat to watch.

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Ishaan Bhattacharya

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Ishaan Bhattacharya is an NBA, NCAA Basketball, and Combat Sports writer at EssentiallySports. Currently, Ishaan is pursuing a Post Graduate Degree in Journalism from Xavier's Institute of Communication. Previously, Ishaan has written for The Indian Express, The Quint, Sportskeeda, and WrestleClub.

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