The 2019-2020 NBA season was unlike anything we’ve ever experienced. I’ve dealt with the unfortunate death of one of the greatest games of all time and an epidemic that has brought the season to a halt. The season was later resumed under unique circumstances, which ended with the Los Angeles Lakers winning the title. However, LeBron James could have changed the entire outcome if he stuck to his bold stance.

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The 2020 season was like any other season in NBA history. On March 11, 2020, the NBA season was suspended until further notice after Rudy Gobert tested positive for the coronavirus. The pandemic was spreading all over the world and the league had no choice but to suspend the season.

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With the pandemic still spreading around the world, the league came up with an innovative idea to resume the season. She planned to invite teams and players to Disneyland in Orlando. She planned to form a bio-bubble to complete the season. And the NBPA and NBA reached an agreement, and resumed the season.

LeBron James threatened to sit out of the season if fans weren’t allowed

Just before the season was suspended, the National Basketball Association asked teams to prepare to play without fans if conditions worsen. Several players were asked what they thought of this matter and they had different opinions. Even LeBron James was asked if he’s okay with playing without fans.

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LeBron said, “We play matches without fans? No, that’s impossible. I won’t play if I don’t have the fans in the crowd. That’s what I play for. I play for my teammates, I play for the fans. That’s it. There are fans, I won’t play. They can do whatever they want to do.”

At the time, no one could have imagined that the COVID-19 pandemic would have such a massive impact on the world. But had LeBron out of the bubble, it could have changed the history of basketball forever.

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Without LeBron, the Lakers are unlikely to win the title. Also, the bubble had a huge impact on LeBron’s legacy. He had an amazing run in Orlando and won his fourth title in an amazing fashion. After that, he was named MVP in the finals as well.

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So, if LeBron had really followed his bold stance, the league would have missed out on one of its greatest ever players. LeBron had missed an opportunity to build on his legacy.

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