Los Angeles Lakers lose their chance of winning the title against the Miami Heat

Aaron Smith, Staff Reporter

After Game 5 of the NBA Finals with the Los Angeles Lakers leading the Miami Heat 3-1 in the series, the Lakers had a chance to capture that elusive title they’ve been thirsting for for years. 

They unfortunately lost the game. It’s been 10 years since the Lakers won their last championship in 2010 and one of the greatest Lakers ever Kobe Bryant led the Lakers to a 7 game series win over the Boston Celtics. And with Kobe Bryant sadly passing away early on this year, the Lakers made it their destiny to win the championship for their idol and role models coming into the NBA as young kids especially Lebron James. 

Late in the fourth quarter they trailed by one point and Lebron James found teammate Danny Green wide open at the three point line to potentially win the NBA championship. Green missed the shot and the Lakers came up short in the 111-108 loss to the Miami Heat. 

“I really don’t pay attention or care, nor am I upset or shaken or worried about it. I’m just not one of those people. I probably should be a little more paranoid or safe about things,” Green said. He said  he learned to block out all the hate and noise especially since becoming a Laker knowing there are big expectations. 

“We didn’t really talk about it too much, we kind of beat ourselves throughout the game to get to that point, it was the right shot and we just live and die with that,” said teammate Kyle Kuzma. 

“I trusted him, we trusted him and it just didn’t go and we have to live with that,” said Lebron James. 

Green’s teammates obviously have his back but Green shows a lot of resilience and patience knowing his team needs him to win not just one more game but to achieve basketball immortality. Green and his teammates also want to perform so well because this championship means so much to them knowing that they wanted to win it so badly due to the loss of Kobe Bryant earlier this year.