After joining the Los Angeles Lakers, San Antonio’s first-round selection has been a star. Lonnie Walk was always seen as an important role player in the team. The 24-year old averages 10 and 2 rebounds per game. Walker’s game improved as he played more minutes for the Lakers during the regular-season. Lonnie was rarely seen on the court during the postseason.
Los Angeles hosted a condensed Game 4 after taking a 2-1 lead over the Golden State Warriors. King James scored 27 points, while Anthony Davis had the most rebounds (15). Although neither of them had ever led a team to victory, they were both equally impressive. Lonnie Walker’s explosive fourth quarter helped the Lakers win Game 4, and they now lead the Dubs 3-1.
Walker scored 15 points with three rebounds. Walker’s numbers may seem low but he played an incredible defensive game against Stephen Curry. He suffocated every move he made. Walker, besides having to guard Steph all night long, also hit some clutch shots which put the team in front of the Dubs. The youngster was humble after an unforgettable night.
Lonnie’s unexpected Game 4 performance left fans shocked on the Internet. I’ve done this for the last 24 years of my adult life. Walker said after his performance against the Dubs, “I’ve always worked out and nothing will ever change .”.” Lonnie played four seasons for the San Antonio Spurs before signing a one-year contract with the Lakers. His potential is visible on the court, so he needs to be seen in more action.
Lonnie Walker deserves more minutes
Walker is not a superstar, but he delivered in Game 4 more than expected. Walker was not only a great defender, but he also helped the Lakers to win the game in the final seconds. Lonnie was not as active in previous games. Knowing his job on the court following Game 4, Walker deserves more time.
This was a performance that the fans will never forget. Walker was an exception to the rule. Lonnie will be more active in the postseason after this game, as his potential has skyrocketed.