“Being able to train together is a privilege that only those who belong to the same team can have.” Rui Hachimura (Lakers) talked about the presence of LeBron James (Lakers).
The Los Angeles Lakers won 128-112 in an away game in the first round of the 2022-2023 NBA Playoffs Western Conference against the Memphis Grizzlies held at the FedEx Forum in Memphis, Tennessee, USA on the 17th (Korean time).
It wasn’t James (21 points, 11 rebounds) or Anthony Davis (22 points, 12 rebounds) that led the Lakers to victory. The protagonists were Hachimura (29 points, 6 rebounds) and Austin Reeves (21 points, 4 assists), who led the bench section.
It all started with Hachimura. He recorded 4 3-pointers in the 3rd quarter alone, leading the Lakers to pursue the bench area. The hot shot feeling did not end here. In the 4th quarter, he also scored 9 points, including 1 runaway 3-point shot, and led the team to victory with Reeves.
After joining the Lakers this season, Hachimura said James’ presence had a lot of influence on him. Then, what about James from Hachimura’s point of view?
“It’s just amazing,” Hachimura said of James in a postgame interview. I train while talking with James. I am also doing personal training. It is not an opportunity that everyone has. Being able to train with James is a privilege that only those on the same team can have. really teaches a lot I am always learning with my own two eyes by my side, and James’ presence is really helpful.”
Hearing this, James also praised Hachimura. He continues to give good motivational and helpful messages. Hachimura is a valuable member of the team. Hachimura’s role is also very important for the Lakers to go higher.”
James continued,메이저놀이터 “Hachimura himself wants to be an important player for the team. He comes to me and he always asks how he can help the team. I sincerely support you. Hachimura’s ability is something the Lakers didn’t have at the beginning of the season. He played a big part in the Lakers’ success in the second half. He is a great player,” he added.