Lakers newcomer Lonnie Walker IV performed his first sport towards the Spurs in San Antonio since becoming a member of the Purple and Gold this previous offseason.
His former crew welcomed the participant with a tribute video. Walker admitted postgame that the return was emotional for him. He was one of many high performers for the Lakers with 18 factors, 2 rebounds and a couple of assists in 34 minutes of play.
“Very emotional,” the 23-year-old guard stated. “I’m nonetheless form of emotional simply being again residence. That is just about residence for me. My mother nonetheless lives right here and stuff like that. I’ve lots for the neighborhood, neighborhood has accomplished lots for myself additionally. The bond not solely off the courtroom with the town of San Antonio and the group it’s all up, we’re nonetheless household.”
This season Walker is averaging 16.9 factors, 2.1 rebounds and 1.9 assists in 31.5 minutes per sport.