When the Bucks prompted an NBA-wide strike in August, Lakers players were reportedly one of just two team delegations to vote against finishing the playoffs. LeBron James was reportedly adamant about canceling. He later said he thought numerous times about leaving the bubble.
That paid off for LeBron, who got his fourth ring by leading the Lakers to the championship.
But how close did he come to leaving the bubble once Milwaukee players halted play?
Those close to him say now that James was very close to walking away from the season that night.
Was he really going to forfeit a chance for a title at age 35, as his prime potentially nears its end?
Or was he just trying to set the narrative that he was leading the players’ push for change?