What LeBron James’ Early Playoff Exit Means For His Legacy, Per Chris Bosh

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What LeBron James’ Early Playoff Exit Means For His Legacy, Per Chris Bosh


LeBron James ended his short postseason run, averaging 23.3 points, 7.2 rebounds and 8.0 assists per game on 47.4% shooting from the field. The Los Angeles Lakers’ early playoff exit marks the very first time that LeBron has lost an NBA first-round series.

As soon as the Phoenix Suns eliminated LeBron and the Lakers, all the chatters and attention quickly shifted to the four-time champion, whose legacy is now being questioned and scrutinized by plenty of basketball fans.

LeBron’s former Miami Heat teammate Chris Bosh had the chance to dive into this striking discussion surrounding LeBron’s career. While a number of people see LeBron’s first-round exit as a stain on his legacy, Bosh thinks it’s not much of a big deal.

Per npr.org:


“Well, I mean, you know, it’s not that much of an earthquake. We’re talking about sustaining excellence for over a decade, you know? He’s been in – what? – him and Steph Curry but especially LeBron, at least, went to every finals. I can’t even – I lost count.”

“It’s not a big deal. There have been plenty of times where I didn’t even make the playoffs, you know? So I think in their case, it’s just one of those things. We all are at the hands of disappointing seasons. I think for both of those guys, they would want to continue to play. But, you know, over their careers, they know what’s important. And especially this one–this year was a very long, very strange year because of the cramped year last year…”


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