Magic Johnson sent a strong message after the season of LeBron James, Anthony Davis and the rest of the Los Angeles Lakers ended with a heartbreaking defeat in Game 4 against the Denver Nuggets, 113 to 111.
The Purple and Gold were led by LeBron James, who fought to the end, scoring 40 points, snatching 10 rebounds and contributing 9 assists, resting only 4 seconds into this contention. Unfortunately, he simply proved insufficient to match Nikola Jokic, Jamal Murray and the rest of the Nuggets.
Outside of LeBron’s performance, Anthony Davis finished the game with 21 points and 14 rebounds, but shot an inefficient 6-of-15 from the field and was unable to contain the Nuggets’ offense. D’Angelo Russell, who was on the bench before the game, finished with only 4 points in 15 minutes. The only positive points came from sophomore Austin Reaves, who put up 17, and Rui Hachimura, who provided excellent defense despite scoring only 10 points.
The defeat immediately elicited many reactions from fans, pundits, and legends, including even Magic Johnson, who tweeted the following:
“Laker Nation now we know a few things…we have the right coach in Darvin Ham, two superstars like LeBron and Anthony Davis, and emerging stars like Austin Reaves and Rui Hachimura. Hopefully, Rob Pelinka will have an outstanding offseason and be able to establish the future starting with this playoff adventure.”.
Laker Nation it’s a couple things we now know…we have the right Coach with Darvin Ham, two superstars in LeBron and Anthony Davis, and emerging stars in Austin Reaves and Rui Hachimura. Hopefully Rob Pelinka will have an outstanding offseason and build on this Playoff run.
– Earvin Magic Johnson (@MagicJohnson) May 23, 2023
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