LeBron James After Lakers Clinch No. 1 Seed: ‘They Said I Couldn’t Do It’

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Los Angeles Lakers forward LeBron James (23) shoots over Utah Jazz center Tony Bradley (13) during the first half of an NBA basketball game Monday, Aug. 3, 2020, in Lake Buena Vista, Fla. (Kim Klement/Pool Photo via AP)

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One of the most storied franchises in NBA history, currently led by two of the sport’s top players, clinched the No. 1 seed in the Western Conference on Wednesday, and LeBron James quickly boasted about previously being told he wouldn’t succeed. 

The 17-year veteran told reporters he was going to “enjoy this one” after his team captured the top seed in the West for the first time since 2010, shouting out his doubters in the process.

“They said I couldn’t do it,” James quipped

Of course, the Lakers have long been considered a favorite to win the NBA title in 2020 since the season began. 


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