After beating the San Antonio Spurs 121-107 on Wednesday, the Los Angeles Lakers have officially played their final game of 2020. The past year has been hard on everyone for reasons that should be obvious, but the Lakers provided a glimmer of light in all of the darkness.
In today’s episode of “The 30,’ part of the Silver Screen and Roll podcast network, our hosts Jas Kang and Anthony Irwin look back on 2020. But first, they recap the Lakers’ win over the Spurs, which Anthony Davis said is his birthday present to LeBron James.
AD on whether or not he got LeBron anything for his birthday: "Nope ... we got him a win ... what do you get LeBron James? Some wine? Maybe I'll get him a bottle."— Christian Rivas (@RadRivas) December 31, 2020
Speaking of the birthday boy, James recorded his 1,000th game with at least 10 points on Wednesday. To top things off, he led all scorers with 26 points. Not bad for a 36 years old.
Jas and Anthony celebrated James’ remarkable achievement by talking about his career to date, and the role his longevity has played in building his legacy. Finally, they talk about the Lakers’ other standout performers on Wednesday, which included Wesley Matthews.
After going 0-8 from behind the arc through his first four games, Matthews made all of six of the 3-point attempts he took against the Spurs. If he can continue to knock down his shots on a consistent basis, the Lakers will be tough to guard.
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