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Lakers respond to ‘punk move’ by Jamal Murray

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The Lakers didn’t take kindly to Jamal Murray’s late-game antics.

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I thought Canadians were supposed to be unfailingly poilte, eh? In his third meeting with the Los Angeles Lakers this season, Nuggets guard Jamal Murray made a spectacle of himself in garbage time as Denver cruised to another win over Los Angeles—again.

As you may recall, Murray caused a ruckus when he tauntingly dribbled passed Lonzo Ball in a game that was already decided in December. Here’s the video to refresh your memory.

But surely Murray learned his lesson after he was greeted by an army of angry Lakers fans following the first incident, right? The answer is no, and don’t call me Shirley.

Once again Murray was chirping and being an irritant, but this time head coach Luke Walton was having none of it.

Walton didn’t spend to much time speaking on the incident after the game, but he did call out Murray by name when speaking to the media.

“I felt like for the second time we played here, Murray’s been a little disrespectful at the end of the game,” Walton said via Spectrum SportsNet.

Walton said “a few different things” got him frustrated, but cited ongoing trash talk toward his bench from Murray as the root of the problem.

Ball, who was in the middle of Murray’s late-game antics in their last matchup, wasn’t a huge fan of what Murray did either and tiptoed around the topic in the locker room, via ESPN’s Ohm Youngmisuk.

The Lakers will get their last shot at Murray and the Nuggets when they come into town on Tuesday. If the last two games are any sign of what is to come, you’re not going to want to miss it.

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Who’s throwing the first punch on Tuesday?

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  • 11%
    Jamal Murray
    (113 votes)
  • 15%
    Kyle Kuzma
    (163 votes)
  • 6%
    Lonzo Ball
    (66 votes)
  • 66%
    Metta World Peace, somehow
    (680 votes)
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