The Los Angeles Lakers defeated the Charlotte Hornets 116-105 on Thursday night.
Despite there being some controversy heading into the outing regarding comments made by LaMelo Ball on playing LeBron James – the game itself was mostly uneventful.
In fact, the most interesting thing to happen occurred in the first quarter.
The video speaks for itself:
— Rob Perez (@WorldWideWob) March 19, 2021
Fans at home immediately picked up on what appeared to be a weed-smoking celebration on the Lakers’ sidelines.
LMAOOO My guys are smoking that hornets pack mid game https://t.co/pMfVcxsZXb
— (@S1Pxlz) March 19, 2021
LIGHTING UP THAT HORNETS PACK https://t.co/UkmM0Gna0E
— Jayvee Gayoso (@jayveeclarence) March 19, 2021
Bronny at home like ‘I took all those ass whippings for y’all to do this??’ https://t.co/yDjJKz6WI2
— T.Y. (@YungHonky) March 19, 2021
Smoking onnat hornet pac https://t.co/jemM9H8UZ0
— Gringo (@sandwi3h) March 19, 2021
NFL would be piss testing everyone weekly if this happened https://t.co/BqTYyjfph5
— Jorden. (@FlourishGrant) March 19, 2021
Given the year he has had up to this point, it shouldn’t come as much of a surprise that James wanted to take some of the edge off.
As noted by one of the fans above, if this happened in the NFL, the league would immediately punish the offending players.
The NBA, however, has much looser regulations on this type of stuff.
Given the amount of attention the Lakers’ celebration got, though – it’ll be interesting to see how the NBA ultimately reacts to it.
LaMelo decided to invite a special guest. https://t.co/nC2CuuD7yJ
— Game 7 (@game7__) March 17, 2021