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LeBron James: Playing in bubble biggest challenge of NBA career

LeBron James has led the Los Angeles Lakers to the NBA Finals amid the unprecedented circumstances presented by the coronavirus pandemic, but it hasn’t been easy to do so while confined in the bubble environment at Walt Disney World.

Speaking to reporters Tuesday ahead of Wednesday night’s Game 1 showdown with the Miami Heat, James alluded to how the bubble proved to be a surreal experience, which made the Lakers’ postseason run uniquely challenging.

“This has probably been the most challenging thing I’ve ever done as far as a professional,” James said. “I would be lying if I said I knew everything inside the bubble, the toll it would take on your mind and body… It’s been extremely tough.”

James’ comments Tuesday are not the first instance when he’s addressed the challenges inherent to playing in the NBA bubble. Earlier this month, James admitted that not having his children with him has been a trying experience. When discussing the situation, James revealed meditation is one of the few things that has kept him “sane” over these past few months.

It’s clear the bubble continues to not be one of James’ favorite places in the world, even with his patented Taco Tuesdays still in play. That said, being so tantalizingly close to a chance at winning another NBA title will undoubtedly keep the superstar focused heading into what will be a tough showdown with a formidable Heat team.