Twitter Delivers After Lakers’ Historic Upset Over The Warriors
Tanya Ray Fox 07:45 pm, March 06th, 2016
On a windy Sunday afternoon in Los Angeles (thanks, El Niño) the Lakers took on the Golden State Warriors in one of the most lopsided regular season NBA match-ups in recent memory. The Lakers at 12-51 were the worst team in in the Western Conference and the second worst in the entire league, while the 55-5 Warriors were the best team in the league and in the midst of a seven-game win streak.
In a shocking turn of events, that streak was ended as the Lakers handed the Warriors their sixth loss of the season. And they did it convincingly, at that.
The 112-95 win was the biggest statistical upset in NBA history, according to ESPN Stats & Info. That calculation is based on the pre-game win percentage margin (.727) between the two teams. They also did one hell of a job guarding the "Splash Brothers" duo of Steph Curry and Klay Thompson, who were out of sorts the entire game and were never allowed to develop any rhythm.
That's thanks in no small part to their young Lakers counterparts in Jordan Clarkson and D'Angelo Russell, who led the game in scoring with 25 points and 21 points respectively.
This is yet another sobering reminder that the Lakers have the up-and-coming talent that they need to rebuild their storied franchise, they just need Kobe to finally GET THE HELL OUT OF THERE and let them do it.
Anyhow, as is per usual during the bleak space between the end of the NFL season and the start of March Madness, the internet was focused on the Sunday afternoon NBA games and they were ready to pounce once the upset became evident. Obviously the Lakers getting their 13th win of the season is kind of pathetic, no matter how great of an upset it was, and that's the kind of thing that always makes Twitter reactions that much more enjoyable.