Although it was only a year ago, it feels like it was yesterday.
Last night, before their matchup against the Houston Rockets, the Los Angeles Lakers had the chance to remind everyone who the true champions were. Finally unveiling their 17th championship banner from last season’s sensational postseason run, sweet glory filled the arena for the historic franchise and its fans.
“We had our ring night; we wanted you guys there, but we wanted to make sure we saved the banner for y’all,” said Lakers superstar LeBron James.
It looks like the ceremony made the team even more hungrier than before, especially noting that they’re still able to clinch one of the top-six seeds in the playoffs, avoiding the play-in tournament!
*Wipes sweat from forehead*
This feat would definitely make late Lakers legend Kobe Bryant proud.
The Lakers took advantage of the night and grabbed a two-in-one, defeating the Rockets (124-122) in the process. Talen Horton-Tucker had himself a night, finishing the game with 23 points and 10 assists, to go with Kyle Kuzma’s 19 points, 10 rebounds and seven assists. Veteran center Andre Drummond pitched-in and had 20 points with 10 rebounds.
Los Angeles will face the Indiana Pacers on May 15 at 1:00 PM (EST).