NBA Exec: LeBron James Will Make Sure NBA Returns Because Could Impact Legacy

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Los Angeles Lakers' LeBron James (23) dribbles during the first half of an NBA basketball game against the Brooklyn Nets Tuesday, March 10, 2020, in Los Angeles. (AP Photo/Marcio Jose Sanchez)

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While there has been hesitation among some players to compete in the NBA‘s restarted season in Orlando, Florida, Los Angeles Lakers star LeBron James has incentive to finish the year.

“LeBron is going to make sure those games [in Orlando] are played, because he knows they could have a huge impact on his legacy,” an Eastern Conference executive told Tim Bontemps of ESPN. “He knows picking up one or two more titles is the potential tipping point, and he’s determined to go for it.”

The Lakers led the Western Conference with a 49-14 record when the season was suspended in March. According to Caesars Palace, they are the favorite to win the 2020 NBA title with +180 odds ($100 bet wins $180).

James has an incredible resume of individual accomplishments, including 16 All-Star selections, four MVP awards and the third-most points in NBA history. He’s also helped take his teams to the NBA finals nine different times.

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