Fans of the team were downright heartbroken when they heard the news that the man some call “Hilbilly Kobe” would miss games.
Since joining the Lakers last season, Reaves has become one of the most popular and beloved guys on the court.
He is celebrated for his offensive output and his defensive determination and his clutch plays.
So far this season, he is averaging 10.8 points, 3.1 rebounds, and 2.2 assists on 48.8% from the floor.
After the latest All-Star Game update, Austin Reaves still has more All-Star votes than:
— Legion Hoops (@LegionHoops) January 12, 2023
Loyal Lakers followers are all-in on Reaves and the latest fan voting results for the upcoming NBA All-Star Game prove that.
The love from fans isn’t unfounded, it is well deserved.
Reaves has become a very important part of his team.
Even throughout all of their troubles, he is one of the most consistent players on the roster.
This means that he is looking at a pretty big payday from the Lakers soon and fans are crying for the team to pay him as much as he wants.
The Lakers have sadly made a habit of allowing young, promising talent to leave for seemingly greener pastures.
They will use multiple approaches to let the Lakers know how much they love Reaves, including getting him into the All-Star Game.