The Los Angeles Lakers proved simply too big, too long, too deep, and too determined to lose to the once-great, fine-tuned, and unstoppable scoring machine known as the Golden State Warriors. Despite losing Dennis Schroder, the Lakers just kept going!
It was like a Ferrari hitting a bulldozer on a highway that was too narrow. There was just no way to get past it and there was too much to overcome. So the fancy sports car returns to its garage in the Bay Area while the Lakers’ SUV takes a truck ride to the Rocky Mountains!
Michael, LeBron, Kareem and Magic. All the greats have one thing in common: when it comes to the biggest games, they take their teammates on their shoulders and carry them to victory. Experience LeBron’s layup after layup. He knew what it took to win and he kept pushing — 30 points, nine rebounds, nine assists. Numbers of a Champion.
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Credit goes to Lakers coach Darvin Ham for masterfully using roster changes and substitutions to give coach Steve Kerr and the Warriors their first playoff loss to a Western Conference team in years.
Lakers defeat Minnesota in seventh-place play-in game: Good.
The Lakers defeat Memphis in the divisional round: Better.
The Lakers hand a Steve Kerr-coached Golden State team its first loss in a non-title playoff series: priceless.
Rob Pelinka and Jeanie Buss owe the Lakers’ surprisingly good playoff performance to one thing above all: bad luck. After four years of making the wrong moves (other than signing Austin Reaves as an undrafted free agent), they’ve found a winning combination. The real challenge will be keeping this group together after the season is over!
The coronation of King Charles on May 6th didn’t affect me. LeBron James is the real king.
Without going into a lengthy self-talk as to why it’s utterly absurd for Russell Westbrook and Patrick Beverley to receive rings if the Lakers win the title this year, I’m merely quoting the great William Shakespeare when I say it’s all “Much noise for nothing” is .”
Lonnie Walker IV. His name says the whole story: it was the fourth game in the series. He has the number 4 on his jersey. He put on a great performance in the fourth quarter.
Congratulations on the feature article on Lonnie Walker IV. His performance that day in the fourth quarter against Golden State was the spark that gave the Lakers the win. If only we could get The Times to stop burying sports news behind the California section.
Richard T Smith