“The Lakers didn’t deserve to win.” Charles Barkley, the ‘dog talker’, left another harsh criticism towards the Lakers, who won a new victory.
The Los Angeles Lakers won the 2023 NBA Western Conference Play-In Tournament against the Minnesota Timberwolves 108-102 after an overtime game at the Los Angeles Crypto.com Arena in California on the 12th (Korean time). The Lakers will face the Memphis Grizzlies in the first round with the 7th seed confirmed.
The Lakers were a game that left regret even in victory. Minnesota’s overall team atmosphere was not good as Rudy Gobert and Jaden McDaniels fell out of the game. For this reason, most of the evaluation that the Lakers have the upper hand has been made.
Contrary to the evaluation, the Lakers struggled, trailing by 15 points at one point in the third quarter. However, with Carl Anthony Towns’ foul trouble in the 4th quarter, Minnesota’s pace fell, and the Lakers, who brought the flow, took the last minute win. Dennis Schroeder, who received a kick-out pass from LeBron James, succeeded in taking a 3-point lead (98-95) with 1.4 seconds remaining and a decisive 3-point shot.
It was the Lakers who had to endure 1.4 seconds, but the variable came from an unexpected place. Anthony Davis gave up a decisive free throw against Mike Conley, who was attempting a 3-point shot in the last defense, and did not allow landing space. In the end, the game went to overtime, and after a tough battle, the Lakers won a new victory. 메이저놀이터
Barkley, who is an NBA legend and currently active as a broadcaster and emits unique vitriol, did not stand still in the struggled performance. On the 12th, ‘Lakers Daily’, which covers Lakers news, said, “Charles Barkley did not deserve to win this game for the Lakers. Minnesota self-destructed and gave up the game,” he said, leaving harsh criticism.
Barkley’s unique joke came out again. However, due to the nature of the short-term game, the result is more important than the process. Despite these criticisms, it was the Lakers who eventually laughed.