Shoutout to Lakers forward, Luke Walton.
With 2.5 seconds to go in regulation and a chance to hit a game-tying 3-pointer against LeBron James and the Cavaliers, Wild Luke decided that he didn’t want to be responsible for tying up the game.
Of course, conventional wisdom would have agreed with Walton, given the fact that the league’s 2nd best scorer was on the floor in Kobe Bryant.
But conventional wisdom also says that making a 15-foot pass to Bryant — who was nearly 5 feet beyond the arc — with 1.2 seconds left is not in the best interest of the team.
Being responsible is.
Hopefully this will serve as a lesson-learned situation for the Lakers forward.
Get some, Luke.