Lonnie Walker IV of the Los Angeles Lakers has had a season filled with plenty of ups and downs.
But nothing from the last year topped his amazing performance on Monday night.
In Game 4 against the Golden State Warriors, Walker went wild in the fourth quarter and scored 15 points to help his team secure a hugely important victory.
Following the game, he took to Twitter to commemorate his big night, posting pictures of the game and the celebrations that happened after.
“Candle stay lit,” Walker said, commenting on how he has remained dedicated to the game and the talent he has.
Candle stay lit 🔥 pic.twitter.com/BnMMzo2bmf
— Lonnie Walker IV (@lonniewalker_4) May 9, 2023
Walker’s season has had a lot of good and bad moments.
He was sent to LA from the San Antonio Spurs and started the season in the rotation fairly often.
But he then ran into a rough stretch and became a bench player who hardly got any minutes from head coach Darvin Ham.
Over the last few weeks, he has earned more time on the court, usually toward the end of games.
During those periods, Walker showed a lot of promise again and it was enough to convince Ham to put him back in the rotation.
Walker has impressed over the last few games, scoring 8, 9, and 12 points before his 15-point explosion on Monday night.
Following the game, Walker spoke to the press and talked about how he always believed in himself and was ready to step back into the game and help his team.
Now everyone is wondering what will be next for Walker.
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