It was the best performance to applaud the late Kobe Bryant in the sky.
The Los Angeles Lakers won 104-101 in Game 4 of the 2nd round of the 2022-23 NBA Western Conference Playoffs against the Golden State Warriors held at the Crypto.com Arena in Los Angeles, California on the 9th (Korean time), leading the series with a record of 3 wins and 1 loss. did.
It was ‘King’ LeBron James and Anthony Davis who led the Lakers to victory. James had 27 points, 9 rebounds and 6 assists, while Davis had 23 points, 15 rebounds, 2 assists and 3 steals.
However, it would not have been possible to overcome Stephen Curry’s great chase without Ronnie Walker IV’s great performance in the 4th quarter, born in 1998. Walker IV scored 15 points in the fourth quarter and finally gave the Lakers the victory.
James hugged Walker IV after the match, admitting he was the best. In a later interview, he said, “Tonight, we couldn’t win this game without the walker. That’s for sure,” he said, showing respect.
After the match, Walker IV expressed his confidence, saying, “I know my worth and I know what I can do.”
The reaction from the fans is also great. In particular, the majority of the articles read, “Bryant was with Walker IV tonight.”
Walker IV, who joined the Lakers from the San Antonio Spurs last summer. Between obscurity and celebrity, he made good use of his one-year contract바카라사이트 and eventually became something the Lakers could call their own. And he proved his worth by winning Game 4, the most important game in this series.
He also wrote a new record in Lakers history. Walker IV, like Bryant exactly 26 years ago today, became the main character who helped the team win with his performance in the 4th quarter. At that time, Bryant scored 17 points in the 4th quarter alone and took the lead in defeating the Utah Jazz 104-84 in Game 3 of the 2nd round of the playoffs.
Bryant started off the bench and scored 17 points in the fourth quarter alone. Twenty-six years have passed since then, but no Lakers bench player has scored more than 15 points in the fourth quarter of a playoff game. Then, 26 years later, Walker IV tied Bryant’s shoulder by pouring in 15 points in the fourth quarter on the same day.
In many ways, it was the best day for Walker IV. He became the hero of a great victory that drove the ‘defending champion’ to the brink. On this day, Walker IV, not James, Davis, or Curry, was the best.