Colin Cowherd: “I think it’s important for the NBA to get back… This is why I think the NBA has a real fighting chance here -- The biggest brand in this league easily is the Lakers and the biggest personal brand is LeBron and it’s not really close. Both LeBron and the Lakers are HUMMIN’ this year. You REALLY gotta get this year in. If the Yankees are really, really good, they’ve got a bunch of stars, and there’s a crisis or a lockdown, you at least know the last images of that season will be someone in Yankee Stadium hoisting the trophy. That’s a great last image. Do you know LeBron’s first title in Miami was a shortened season? We never discredit him on that. This is why you gotta get this season in. Because if there is a chance that the last image is going to be LeBron in a Laker uniform, third team winning a title; we’re not in 20 years on a ’30 for 30’ talking about the virus, we’re going to talk about LeBron and the Lakers, and the last 10 minutes of the movie is going to be so unbelievable.” (Full Video Above)
Listen to Colin Cowherd explain why he believes the NBA should find a way to get their season in, even if it meant finishing up the rest of the season with an exceedingly altered postseason.
Colin says the NBA has its best storyline possible intact at the moment, as the game’s most iconic active player, LeBron James, is leading the league’s most glamorous team, the Lakers, to a championship. Colin says that even though the COVID-19 pandemic has put sports on the backburner, an NBA Finals championship for LeBron and the Lakers, whenever that may be, would completely salvage the 2019/2020 season and footnote it in history as a special moment in basketball lore, instead of it being stained by memories of the Coronavirus.
Check out the video above as Colin details why the image of LeBron holding up the Larry O’Brien Trophy would be the lasting imagine of the season, and not COVID-19 when we look back at this season in 20 years.