Watch: Frank Vogel Wraps Up The Series and Ends With ‘Mamba on Three’
September 14, 2020
The Los Angeles Lakers have made the Western Conference Finals for the first time in 10 years. The team had an impressive game against Portland and Houston. Their playoff run is brilliant, and LA is off to the winner of the series between LA Clippers and Denver Nuggets. Lakers head coach Frank Vogel finished the series with “Mamba on 3!” and NBA fans went wild.
Lakers players promised to honor Kobe Bryant in every game they play in Orlando. They had special patches on their uniforms. Kobe would have been really proud of his team. He was part of the purple and gold for two decades and helped the team win five championships.
When it comes to Lakers players and their chances to win the title this season, we can say that things look really well at this point.
Lakers players shrugged off the rust at the beginning of the NBA restart. They lost Game 1 in each series, but showed great skills in 8 playoff games. LA is 8-2 at this point of the playoffs, and Vogel is more than proud of his players.
“I’m really proud of our whole team, beginning with our captains, but really top to bottom our whole roster’s commitment to the defensive end,” he said following Saturday’s win over Houston. “Our verticality and rim protection was just special. From the beginning of the season our group has really committed to that end of the floor and it’s paying dividends right now.”
Frank Vogel is satisfied with the series
The Lakers head coach didn’t take all the credit for the key roster changes. Vogel highlighted the Lakers’ adaptability and player leadership.
“They’ve got a great ability to figure things out,” he said. “That’s the No. 1 thing for me. We’ve had really productive film sessions to tweak the plan or strengthen the plan each time we’ve played a game in these playoffs. We continue to get better as the series goes along. Hopefully, that will continue.”
Vogel is confident about the success his team is about to celebrate. Things went rough at the beginning and everything is perfect at this point.