Plenty of experience
While this year’s playoffs will be different than any other we have seen, it will still be playoff basketball. Even though their might not be 20,000 screaming fans, these players will surely feel the intensity of the moment.
Since sports have been off for so long, you can imagine what the coverage of the NBA Playoffs will be. Even though baseball and hockey will be starting up as well, the NBA will be the big draw until the football season hopefully starts.
That means that even though the players might be isolated to a degree, they will still be able to read and watch what the outside world is saying. Winning a championship is going to be a very difficult task this season, and it will be important to have good leadership and experience on the team.
Luckily for the Lakers, they have both of those things. LeBron James has been in the NBA Finals a ton in his career and has seen it all. While he is the leader of the team, his supporting cast also has a ton of playoff experience. Having people that have been through the rigors of the playoffs is always important, and it might be even more so this season.