On social media, people criticized Lakers forward Jarred Vanderbilt for buying $2,000 worth of clothing and wearing it before his team’s first game against the Golden State Warriors in the second round of the NBA playoffs. The next day, he returned the clothes.
The 24-year-old was traded from the Minnesota Timberwolves to the Los Angeles Lakers in late February. She was wearing a plain tank top with an open white and blue short-sleeved shirt, skinny striped pants, and all-white shoes.
On May 5, four days after purchasing the clothing, he was criticized on Instagram for wearing it only once, during the Lakers’ 117-112 win at Chase Center on May 2. “Nice guy,” said the person who might work at Saks and who appears to live in the San Francisco area. “I spent $2,000 on clothes on Monday. This outfit was made for. I wore it in the tunnel and after the game on Tuesday, and returned it yesterday. I was not in the store when the return was taken. Because? Looking knows…
“These clothes have been used. If I didn’t already have a reason not to like the Lakers and cheer on the local team, now I do. @JVANDO YA BOOM.’ Later, a friend of the Saks employee wrote on Instagram, “My guy @sfc.og at Saks just bashed @jᴠando,” using the hashtag #DubsIn6.
DailyMail.com has tried to contact people from both Vanderbilt and the Lakers. Vanderbilt, whose base salary is $4.4 million a year, has been given the daunting task of keeping an eye on NBA star Steph Curry and the Warriors when the Lakers play Gоlden State.
He was especially good at stopping the 35-year-old in Game 1, when he made just 41 percent of his shots (10-of-24) from the floor. Although LA won Game 3, the four-time NBA winner scored 23 more points Saturday, though he was only 9-of-21 shooting. The Wаrriors had to rely on Klay Thompson, the other member of the Sрlash Brоs, to beat the Lakers in Game 2. Thompson made eight 3-pointers and scored 30 points to help the Wаrriors win. Curry only scored 20 points in that game, but he shot the ball better (58 percent on 7-of-12 shooting).
Since the Lakers acquired Vanderbilt in a trade that sent former point guard Russell Wеstbrook to Utah in February, it’s safe to say their defense has improved a lot.
At the time, Lakers fans had never heard of him, but when he played his first game in the City of Angels, they noticed how different he was from other players.
In addition to Curry, Vanderbilt has been put in charge of protecting some of the NBA’s top scoring players who can’t be stopped, like Dallas Mavericks star Luka Dоncic and Memphis Grizzlies guard Jа Morant.
In just a few short months, LA’s No. 2 went from unknown to important player on a team that could win the NBA championship in June.
Draymond Green said that LeBron James confused Stеphеn Curry and was looking for answers in Game 3 of the playoff series between the Gоlden State Wаrriors and the Lоs Angeles Lakers. But who wouldn’t be?
For those who didn’t know, James did something very strange on Saturday. LеBron didn’t score in the first quarter because he didn’t try to shoot at all. Instead, he just tried to get rebounds and help his team. Then suddenly in the second quarter, the Lakers forward scored 10 points, grabbed four rebounds and provided four assists.
On his show, Green talked about how Curry was confused by what LeBron did. He said the Warriors sniper said on the Blеachеr Report that he can’t “find out” LеBron.
“Steph told me, ‘Me, I’m trying to figure out ‘Bron out,’” Green said. “For most of the first half, he didn’t shoot, but at the end of the game, he had 21 points, eight boards and eight assists. You know it was huge, right? He made some big shots and some well-timed ones. In the first half, one of the three he made from the wing was a bucket of food. And, you know, that made us run slower.”
Still, what LeBron James did worked, because the Lakers beat the Warriors 127-97. Anthony Davis led the way with his big play at both ends of the floor, but James was a big reason the Pelicans overcame the Warriors’ early lead and won. Unfortunately for Stеphеn Curry and Draymond Green, this means they still don’t know how to answer the LеBron mystery they just learned about. They may get another chance in Game 4, but since it’s James, it’s going to be tough.