Los Angeles Lakers, Frank Vogel, NBA, LeBron James, Alex Caruso, Anthony Davis & Anthony Davis POSTGAME REACTION Lakers def. Pistons 135-129; combined 63 Pts

Are there things that you that you get frustrated about and then it got to that point? No, i don’t think it was too many frustrating parts in the game. Um there’s things where we know we could have done some things better um. You know, but we play some good basketball, listen uh. We we bring out the best uh in the pistons. You know and uh they’ve had uh two really good games versus another one. Tonight we give our credit what creditors do they play well um, but we got enough stops and we’ve got to make enough shots to to to win the game and every game is going to have his own challenges and we accept all challenges, and we did that Tonight and then lebron, can you just take us through the step back three of the evolution of that in your game when you started to feel most comfortable with it? Obviously we saw the two in the double o d tonight: um i’m, not quite sure uh. When i started to feel very comfortable with it was just you know, being able to go too late in games, but um you know just always trying to you know. You know, get my game better, always trying to improve my game and uh. You know that’s one instance of it. You know and uh. You know a lot of guys. A lot of teams give me space on my three point: shots uh because they’re afraid of the drive.

So you know i have the confidence that i can knock those down and tonight was another case well ron uh. It looks like after you hit that second, three in double oot, you kind of adjusted waved your arm. I want to know you were saying something too. If you could share uh what you said, another question um. I was just ready to go: um i’m, 36 years old and uh. You know i really don’t have the heart, um and the the i don’t have the heart. My heart is not sustainable for two overtimes at this point in my career, so i was just ready to go get home. You know i got a bottle of wine. It’S been ready to be opened and uh. I delayed it for two more quarters and uh or two more overtime, so i wasn’t happy with myself and that in that in that regards, and what did you make of the match up of the pistons putting their center on you uh down the stretch? Well, we’re a match up problem for a lot of teams and um. You know for to have the ability to run our our pick and roll. We make teams kind of adjust to sometimes that they don’t want to do and um. You know. So. You know with our pick and roll we, you know we attract a lot of um. You know switching and things of that nature because they want to try to keep a body on both of us and we just try to exploit that um what’s your overall story.

Confidence level right now behind the three point line: um obviously hit the shots in a little over time, but come take that on a couple other ones um, just kind of where you had with that. I know that was something that you wanted to take a lot of them this year, i’m, confident the team get on me and the players get on me about uh about shooting them. You know, especially when i’m open, but uh. You know i just try to make the right play. You know thinking about pump fake, you know the guy closed out, especially if he’s a big i’m able to get around them and either get to the basket or the defense collapse i’m able to find shooters but um. You know i do have to shoot the ones that aren’t that i’m open on and uh. You know, i think they just you know me actually doing it. You know the one that i got in the corner and over time i didn’t hesitate and when it came to me just shot it. You know i think, that’s why um it went in so just got to be able to when the ball gets swung to me. Um, knowing that guys are going to close out short um, just got ta let of flaw: um lebron, uh you’re joking you’re, ready to go home tonight after 20 minutes, specifically for you. After a game like tonight, um where you dig in deep into double overtime.

Is it is that just a more or a longer recovery process for you the day after? Is there just more involved in that to get getting back to 100, and how does it cut into your super bowl time tomorrow? I mean i’ll still get treatment tomorrow, um as i do on any uh. You know day in between the game, knowing that we have a game on monday, but it won’t cut into my to my super bowl um. You know i plan on getting up early, get some treatment and then i’ll probably go back to sleep um. You know get a couple hours of rest before the super bowl, so i’m locked in on not only the game but also the commercials. So um. You know you got to be here. You got to be locked into the commercials, absolutely uh so especially tomorrow in commercial tomorrow. So so i got to be ready. Then i don’t want to miss none. I always we as a family. We always ranked like top five. Our top five best uh super bowl commercials, so you know i’m looking forward to that couple more rachel nichols in all seriousness. How do you feel about being in the super bowl ad? Does that feel like something that’s sort of a career ticker for you off the court yeah i mean uh i’m, just not hearing about this. It was a surprise, bro. Okay, this is a problem. I want you to watch the game like yo you, you know what i’m saying it was a part.

Thank you for running running rachel out man, okay, okay, okay, okay, no, i mean it’s something that’s super super cool to me. Um, you know being a huge football. You know fan and you like, like bronze, said you know, you always watch the commercials that’s. One of the reasons why you watch the super bowl um and for me to be a part of that that uh, you know legacy with all the great commercials. I’M. Not sure it was, it was great to me i’m, not sure how the world’s going to take it yet but um to be a part of that is something that um. You know don’t come by too often and i’m excited to be a part of that yeah. You got if you got a commercial on super bowl sunday you’re doing something right. I know how much those commercials cost that’s for sure have you had a different commercial i have. I have i don’t, remember which one, but i remember i did have one before, because i remember the budget. I remember how much it cost to get and it, and it depends too, like 30 seconds. First quarter. Second quarter, third quarter halftime and fourth quarter, and if you get a 30 compared to a 60 or 90, the number goes up from there. So yeah i’m gon na i’m gon na clock here to see how much time he got tomorrow, all right, we’re gon na take one more question: uh, hey uh! This question is for uh both of you guys and i i was just curious.

You know what what’s it like for you guys tomorrow during the super bowl. Are you able to just kind of let loose and and eat fun food like everybody else or because you guys have a game the next day and also i want to know who wins the game? Well, i can speak for me and i can speak for if i was 27 like him um. No, i can’t eat fun. Food like i would like to uh like some wings or something yeah. They probably baked some baked wings. Yeah yeah it’s, not gon na, be how i wish it was when i was 27 like 80.. He can do what he want to do. I can’t do it at 36, but um. I will have a hell of a time. You know there will be plenty of lobos and wine passed around in my house that’s for sure, and i just i’m gon na give you the straight up political answer. I just want to see a great game, Laughter hey by the way i tried that uh, the lobos mezcal is pretty good. I appreciate that. I appreciate that tom. You know what really good all right. My man, my man, appreciate it guys. Thank you enjoy it again. All right, you, too, california, honda dealers, listen james. I have great news for you too. Game’S over game is over okay it’s. The last time the lakers and pistons will play basketball against each other.

This season, pistons only have five wins. I do not count on seeing them late july in the nba finals, 46 turnovers combined big game james and an extra 48 minutes here for you in the studio. I want to apologize big game. James i’ve got a smile on your face. Rob you’ve got a long drive you’re going to sit here, you’re younger i’m i’m, an old man, though man i’d, be asleep by now, if it weren’t for those guys, he’s got an early tee time come on it’s super bowl, ain’t going nowhere yeah i’m. Definitely getting out there come on rob those games, aren’t fun, but you got to find a way. Do you remember as a player those kind of games, you’re, just playing a horrible team? And, oh, you don’t really care but you’re trying to find a way to win late. You want to win just because these these games add up, especially when it comes to positioning you’re, going to look back, says man. We shouldn’t have lost that game man. We should have won that game so for them to pull it out the way they did, because you know they had a lot of turnovers, but on the flip side of that, the piston has some guys to step up tonight and they went out – and you know, Josh jackson, you know he pretty much almost out the league, you know no one of the top picks in the draft, but had a great night – and you have those nights think about this.

This is about referencing he’s still in the league. This is piston super bowl right here and yeah. They almost won the super yeah. They have five wins. They are the worst team in the league. Yes, they are james, five wins yeah, but they beat the celtics six years: sons, lakers, they’ve, beaten some they’ve beaten. Some 500 teams – you know it’s it it’s hard to get up for for teams like, especially after they beat you in detroit it’s, almost an automatic win. I mean we, we were talking redemption, you know blowout, you know, but anytime you play the lakers with blake griffin out with uh ellington out it’s an audition for these other guys. You know, jackson said, look like rob said. This is an audition. For me, the lakers might want to pick me up next year. You know what i mean so yeah.

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