Though it was solely a yr in the past, it feels prefer it was yesterday.
Final evening, earlier than their matchup towards the Houston Rockets, the Los Angeles Lakers had the prospect to remind everybody who the true champions have been. Lastly unveiling their seventeenth championship banner from final season’s sensational postseason run, candy glory crammed the world for the historic franchise and its followers.
“We had our ring evening; we wished you guys there, however we wished to ensure we saved the banner for y’all,” stated Lakers famous person LeBron James.
It appears to be like just like the ceremony made the staff much more hungrier than earlier than, particularly noting that they’re nonetheless capable of clinch one of many top-six seeds within the playoffs, avoiding the play-in event!
*Wipes sweat from brow*
This feat would undoubtedly make late Lakers legend Kobe Bryant proud.
The Lakers took benefit of the evening and grabbed a two-in-one, defeating the Rockets (124-122) within the course of. Talen Horton-Tucker had himself an evening, ending the sport with 23 factors and 10 assists, to go together with Kyle Kuzma’s 19 factors, 10 rebounds and 7 assists. Veteran middle Andre Drummond pitched-in and had 20 factors with 10 rebounds.
Los Angeles will face the Indiana Pacers on Could 15 at 1:00 PM (EST).