LeBron James is one of the most socially prominent athletes in the world. His media presence is unrivaled, and he's active on a lot of social media platforms, including Instagram and Twitter. The Lakers' star has many followers and his outreach spans the globe. Most people who follow him on Instagram probably appreciated one of his recent posts.
LeBron James recently took to social media to pay respects to the Lakers' great, Kobe Bryant. Bryant was the soul of Los Angeles basketball, and his death took a massive emotional toll on many. It was poetic of the Los Angeles Lakers to win one of the toughest championships ever to honor Kobe's memory. That sentiment was reflected by LeBron James himself, who posted on Instagram to express his emotions when receiving his championship ring.
It appears as though the image is symbolic: LeBron James felt as though Kobe Bryant was watching over him. The way the Lakers won the championship would make Kobe Bryant proud. Through the conditions in the bubble to the pandemic raging outside of it, the year was brought with difficulty. There were also the social justice concerns raised by many of the players, a fight that they didn't stop fighting during the restart of the season. Despite all of those factors that put extra stress on the mind of Lakers' players, they persevered.
The 2019-20 season was a great season for the Lakers, but if you knew anything about Kobe Bryant, it's that he was never satisfied. The Los Angeles Lakers probably hope to win again and make Kobe even more proud, as he would want them to stay hungry.