The Lakers didn’t come along with a win on a historic day.
The Los Angeles Lakers lost 130-133 in the 2022-2023 NBA regular season Oklahoma City Thunder held at Crypto.com Arena on the 8th (hereinafter Korean time).
‘King’ LeBron James has finally become the NBA’s all-time leading scorer. At the end of the third quarter of the game, LeBron succeeded in an artistic fadeaway and became the player with the most points in league history, surpassing Kareem Abdul-Jabbar.
LeBron’s becoming the all-time leading scorer is a significant achievement and deserves applause even when viewed from the league as a whole. The moment Lebron’s record was achieved, the game was stopped and a place was set up to celebrate him. The thrilled LeBron even burst into tears, and many celebrities and NBA superstars congratulated him.
Lakers head coach Davin Hamm also praised LeBron’s achievements. “The fact that I can be a part of this history is a huge blessing and an honor,” Hamm said. 온라인카지노
But apart from LeBron’s record, Hamm couldn’t leave the field smiling. It was defeated by Oklahoma City armed with young spirit. Oklahoma City, which played a back-to-back schedule, showed a more energetic and better performance than the Lakers, who played at home.
The Lakers, who are in 13th place in the West, are in a hurry to win every game. Besides, 12th place Oklahoma City is a team that must have been caught to compete for the ranking. As a result of this day, Oklahoma City increased the gap with the Lakers to 1.5 games and jumped to 11th place.
The Lakers, who showed big problems in defense throughout the game, collapsed by conceding 133 points. Lebron and Russell Westbrook combined for 65 points, but it was not easy to win because the defense was not done. It was painful to commit 20 turnovers.
Hamm strongly pointed out the performance of the players after the match. He said that LeBron’s achievement was good, but the players focused too much on it.
Hamm expressed regret, saying, “Most of the attention and focus today was on setting records for LeBron James as opposed to playing basketball naturally. And he did too many turnovers.”
When asked what the team needs to change the most, Anthony Davis answered briefly, “It’s simple. You have to win the game.” The Lakers, who have played 55 games, can continue their playoff hopes by winning as much as possible in the remaining 27 games. With the current performance, it is difficult to even advance to the play-in tournament.