The NBA decided to postpone all three games after the Milwaukee Bucks boycotted the game against the Orlando Magic. Players protested the shooting of Jacob Blake, an unarmed African-American. NBA players sat down to discuss the situation and things didn’t go really well. Los Angeles Lakers superstar LeBron James walked out of the meeting. He didn’t want to finish the season and his teammates followed his example. LA Clippers did the same. Guess who stayed behind?
Dwight Howard was the only Laker to stay behind. Let’s not forget that he was one of the players who considered sitting out the restart of the season a couple of months ago. Howard decided to play and promised to win a championship if the Lakers make it to the NBA Finals.
“With emotions all over the place, [Udonis] Haslem pressed James and asked the star what he planned to do, reminding him that he’s the face of the league and it goes as he goes, sources said,” Chris Haynes wrote.
“James then said, ‘We’re out,’ and walked out with almost all of his teammates following behind, sources said, with Dwight Howard being the only Laker who remained.”
Lakers players to organize another meeting
Basketball players met again on Thursday’s for another meeting. Well, they now decided to support the continuing of the postseason.
Lakers players can resume the title quest this season. Howard has had an important role and his team is a game away from the second round. In four playoff games, Howard is averaging 7.8 points and 7.0 rebounds per game off the Lakers bench.
Anthony Davis is leading the team in points. LeBron is the ultimate leader and he holds everything together like glue. The Lakers signed him for a reason and he better stay around to complete his mission.
The Lakers clinched the top spot in the West in the first seeding games. Players had some struggles, but their offensive game improved significantly. It will be a wild playoff run and everyone is ready for the big shot.