After Jerry West dedicated a touching video tribute to the man that he saw incredible potential in as a 17-year-old kid from Lower Merion High School, Kobe Bryant and the Los Angeles Lakers fell to the Golden State Warriors for the third time this season on Thursday. It was certainly a more competitive affair than their first two cracks at the defending NBA champions, but a poor third quarter led to the 116-98 loss getting away from the Lakers.
Leading the way for the purple and gold was Jordan Clarkson, who scored 22 points on 10-of-17 shooting. Lou Williams was up to his usual tricks, pouring in 21 points on five made field goals (10-of-11 at the free throw line). The young guys were solid tonight as well, as D’Angelo Russell had 14 points and three assists while Julius Randle had 14 points of his own, along with nine rebounds.
Gary and Honi sit down to discuss the loss and some fans’ unrealistic expectations of young players in today’s NBA.