A fearless rookie ruined LeBron’s historic day.
The Oklahoma City Thunder won the 2022-2023 NBA regular season LA Lakers 133-130 at the Los Angeles Crypto.com Arena on the 8th (hereinafter Korean time). 안전놀이터
The game drew attention from many fans even before the start because of the fact that if LeBron James added 36 points, he would surpass Kareem Abdul-Jabbar and rise to the top of the NBA’s all-time scoring list. In fact, all the spotlight was on Lebron until he broke Abdul-Jabbar’s record with his signature fade away at the end of the third quarter.
But Oklahoma City put a damper on the festivities, preventing LeBron and the Lakers from taking the victory. At its center was Jaylen Williams, a fearless rookie.
Williams, the owner of a unique bombshell hairstyle that can never be forgotten once seen, overcame the fatigue of the second back-to-back schedule and ran across the court for 39 minutes and 47 seconds, scoring 25 points and 7 rebounds, including 3 3-pointers, to help the team win. added strength. In particular, only 6 steals were recorded, showing off his presence not only in attack but also in defense.
Williams, who entered the NBA with the 12th overall pick in the 2022 rookie draft, is averaging 12.0 points, 4.1 rebounds and 2.8 assists this season and is quickly adapting to his professional stage. At the beginning of the season, he mainly came from the bench, but from the middle of the season, he took the starting position and became the team’s key wingman.
In particular, his steel ability is a masterpiece. Williams recorded a whopping 39 steals in 18 games played in the new year, including this day, and is ranked first in the league in that category. While outpacing old and new archetypes like Herbert Jones, Jimmy Butler, and Kentavious Caldwell-Pope.
Williams’ growth is speeding up an Oklahoma City rebuild that revolves around Shai Gilgeous-Alexander, Josh Giedy, and Chet Holmgren, the second overall prospect in the 2022 draft whose debut was delayed by a season due to a foot injury.
Contrary to the prediction before the opening that they would actually be in the lower ranks, Oklahoma City recorded a record of 26 wins and 28 losses in the season, and is ranked 11th in the Western Conference, higher than Portland and Lakers. Oklahoma City is no longer a team worthy of the league’s weakest title.