The Los Angeles Lakers beat the Golden State Warriors in the series. It was an expected outcome because the Lakers tried really hard to get here. They made a bunch of necessary moves at the trade deadline and got a few players who turned out to be really efficient on the floor. Lakers players overcame a lot of obstacles to take the team to the Western Conference Finals and the Warriors respect their aggressiveness. Stephen Curry had something to say about Lonnie Walker following the series and even gifted him a signed jersey.
The Lakers got the best of Walker in the series against the Golden State. He was a real threat for the Warriors and Curry will never forget that. Yes, Walker had a small role in the game plan, but he was amazing against Curry’s team. His most notable performance came in Game 4. He delivered 15 pints in the fourth quarter and the Lakers celebrated a 104-101 win and a 3-1 series lead.
“To Lonnie, keep building! All love!” Curry signed a jersey for Walker and even added a PS. “Will never forgive you for Game 4!”
Walker was definitely moved by the gesture. He shared a photo on Instagram and wrote “Losses turn into pain, then they become advantages.”
Curry knew Walker was dangerous
The Lakers got Walker in the offseason and it was one of the better moves for the team. He turned out to be an efficient bench player.
“The game ball definitely goes to him,” LeBron James said of Walker after the Game 4 win. “We don’t win without him.”
Walker had other plans, but embraced his bench role.
“(It’s) the greatest feeling you could ever imagine. As a kid, this is something I’ve been dreaming of.”
Walker helped the Lakers solve some of their scoring issues and he didn’t mind accepting the challenge.
“I’m a scorer mentality first,” he said. “I’ve got a lot of confidence in myself. I know what I’m capable of, and after a lot of sacrifice and a lot of time in the gym, the fruition finally came today.”