Alex Caruso played an instrumental role in the Los Angeles Lakers’ 2020 championship run. Although he may not have had the sort of on-court impact that Anthony Davis did, he served in his role well and became a massive fan favorite as a result of it.
Regardless of who you believe, the results of the move speak for themselves. Caruso is currently leading the league in steals over in Chicago, while LA is struggling to field a healthy group together on a nightly basis.
Steve Kerr’s reaction to the Lakers losing Caruso says volumes.
This week, in the lead-up to LA’s battle against Caruso’s Bulls, Davis was asked about what it’d be like to face off against his old teammate.
“Who? I don’t know that guy,” he joked.
“Nah, it’s gonna be fun playing against AC again. All the stuff he brought to our team to win a championship and to our team last year. He was a big part of what we did here. Probably be a little bit more emotional for him than me, just cause he’s back here in L.A.
“It’s usually more emotional when I’m back in Chicago. But anytime I get a chance to play the Bulls, it’s always fun to go against your hometown team. It’s gonna be fun and exciting to play against AC. We’re gonna try to get that win against him.”
The photos speak for themselves. https://t.co/qPAxSBkTfm
— Game 7 (@game7__) November 14, 2021
Caruso was widely regarded as a great teammate. No sequence better illustrated why that was the case than this one.
Hopefully the Lakers ultimately give Caruso the worthy tribute video he deserves. He played a significant role in the squad’s title success, and he deserves to be recognized accordingly.