On May 11, with the likes of Kim K in attendance, the Lakers took down the Warriors 122-101 to win their Western Conference Semifinals series and advance in the NBA playoffs. Furthermore, the Lakers became the first team since 2014 to eliminate the Warriors before the Finals. They will now face the Denver Nuggets for a place in the NBA Finals. It's the fourth time the Lakers and Nuggets have faced off at this stage of the playoffs, with the Lakers holding a 3-0 record in the previous meetings.
LeBron was a powerhouse against the Warriors in Game 6. The veteran legend put up 30 points, 9 rebounds, and 9 assists. Meanwhile, AD ruled in the paint with 20 rebounds as well as 17 points of his own. "It was great to be able to play one of our most efficient games, one of our best games of the series, and it started because of the defensive matchup we had," LeBron told reporters. "We defended at a high level, and when we do that, we can be extremely good. I thought we were locked in for as close to 48 minutes as possible tonight."
Tyler The Creator Makes Surprise Appearance
When LeBron and AD to the media room after the game, there was a surprise guest nestled amongst the reporters. Three-time platinum rapper Tyler, The Creator quietly took a set to watch the press conference for himself. Tyler grew up in the southeast LA neighborhood of Hawthorne, about 13 miles from Crypto.com Arena. However, he has never been regarded as a Lakers diehard.
Tyler appeared to do nothing more than sit and watch, unless something happened that literally no-one is talking about. However, his appearance has generated some hilarious reactions. "When the bad kid has to sit next to the teacher for the rest of the trip," one commentator said on Instagram. "Bro is in the most random places," said another while someone quipped in a similar vein, "Bro has spawn points everywhere." What do you think Tyler, The Creator was up to? Let us know your theories in the comments.