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Patrick Beverly disrespects the 2020 Lakers championship: "The Bubble Championship"

Beverly with the hot take once again
The 2020 Lakers Championship team and Patrick Beverly

The 2020 Lakers Championship team and Patrick Beverly

There is no denying that the 2020 bubble season, which happened due to the pandemic, is the most unique project the NBA has ever pulled off. Being isolated for months to finish the season wasn't easy for the players, but still, it presented a completely different atmosphere than benefited certain guys. In the end, the Lakers and LeBron James would prove to acclimate the best and win it all. Although it wasn't easy by any means, still a lot of fans undervalue that championship. Patrick Beverly is one of those guys.

The Disney Championship

Patrick Beverly made a few appearances on ESPN yesterday, and in his style, the guard decided to get controversial and say whatever was on his mind.

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Aside from the Chris Paul slander and confession that he would love to play with LeBron on the Lakers, Pat also angered some Lakers fans by saying the 2020 championship is only a so-called "Bubble Championship" with an asterisk. Redick was talking about the Anthony Davis trade and the ring they won because of that, but Beverly interrupted him and explained why he doesn't value it too much.

"Bubble championship. Asterisk...There were no fans. What about our fans, some of the best fans in the world?"

Patrick Beverly, ESPN

Like always, Beverly was honest and very stubborn when it came to voicing and defending his opinion. It's not the first time we heard other people minimize the 2020 championship due to the conditions in which it was played.

The Bubble also got nicknamed the "Disney Championship" due to the location it was played in at Orlando. Although it was definitely different, primarily due to the empty arenas without home-court advantage, it doesn't by any means symbolize any less valuable. Sure, you can put an asterisk next to it, but you can do the same thing for almost all of the previous winners, as said by JJ Redick in his response to Pat Bev.

I mean, Beverly, try telling that to LeBron, who feels that was one of the hardest championships to win in history. Two completely different ends of the spectrum between these two guys. But it seems that's always how it goes when talking about LeBron and Beverly.

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