World NBA: Star for Lakers Championship? Pelinka disagrees with

10:50  26 october  2020
10:50  26 october  2020 Source:   spox.com

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Pelinka said this championship has not an asterisk on it, due to the coronavirus pandemic, but a ‘gold star ’. “I spend a lot of time kind of thinking through what lens you’re viewing things I think some have (asked) ‘will this championship have an asterisk on it?’ I like to say ‘no, I think it’s got a gold star .’

Pelinka said this championship has not an asterisk on it, due to the coronavirus pandemic, but a ‘gold star ’. But to be able to have won a championship inside a bubble, and to be with the guys and the staff for 100 days in a row, also provided some extraordinary moments that probably future

Rob Pelinka, general manager of the Los Angeles Lakers, has emphasized that his team deserved a gold star rather than a restrictive star for winning the 2020 NBA title. The adverse circumstances after the long interruption due to the coronavirus pandemic and the bubble scenario would make the championship something very special.

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"Some people ask if there will be an asterisk behind this championship. I like to say: 'No, it has a gold star'", Pelinka said a few years ago in the podcast "The Woj Pod" with Adrian Wojnarowski ( ESPN ) Days.

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"You had to achieve so much to get to the end," said the Lakers GM further out. "I think it is proof that our team, our players and the coaching staff have come together in this environment."

Recently, Heat President Pat Riley said that the Lakers title would be "forever an asterisk" because his team had to do without the injured star players Bam Adebao and Goran Dragic for a long time in the finals . However, Riley also emphasized that the Lakers had beaten Miami fairly and were the better team.

Pelinka meanwhile emphasized that the experiences in the bubble at Disney World, where the NBA played the season with 22 teams after the corona-related interruption, will be remembered forever.

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Although the Lakers were unable to crown their 17th championship in franchise history with the traditional championship parade through Los Angeles, "they won the championship within a bubble and being with these guys and this staff for 100 days in a row gave us some extraordinary moments that future champions will never experience, "said Pelinka. "It was just a unique setting."

Led by the superstar duo LeBron James and Anthony Davis, Los Angeles prevailed in the first three rounds with 4-1 in each series against the Portland Trail Blazers, Houston Rockets and Denver Nuggets. In the finals, the Lakers finally won the title in six games,

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