LeBron James, Lakers declare “California 2023 State Championship” in subtle dig at eliminated Clippers, Kings prior to win vs Warriors

LeBron James and the Los Angeles Lakers are making a bold statement with their latest move. Ahead of Game 3 against the Golden State Warriors, T-shirts declaring the Lakers as the “2023 California State Champions” were placed on every seat in the Crypto.com Arena. It’s a subtle dig at the recently eliminated Clippers and Kings, as well as a statement of intent for their ongoing playoff series against the Warriors.

While some may question the validity of this claim, it’s important to note that the Lakers are the last California team standing in the playoffs, having already eliminated the Memphis Grizzlies in the first round. The fact that they will only face one other California team in the playoffs this year, the Warriors, doesn’t diminish the importance of this achievement.

For LeBron and the Lakers, this declaration is a way of asserting their dominance over their California rivals. The Clippers may have had a better regular season record than the Lakers, but they were unable to make it past the first round of the playoffs. As for the Kings, they may have finished with the best regular season record of the four California teams, but they were unable to advance past the first round either.


In contrast, the Lakers have proven themselves to be a formidable force in the playoffs. Despite their regular season record being the worst of the California teams, they have shown that they can perform when it matters most. With LeBron James leading the way, they have their sights set on a second consecutive NBA championship.

As for the Warriors, they may be a tough opponent, but the Lakers are confident that they can emerge victorious. By declaring themselves the “2023 California State Champions”, they are making a statement to the rest of the league. They are the team to beat, and they will not be intimidated by anyone.

Only time will tell if the Lakers can back up their bold claim, but one thing is for sure: LeBron James and his teammates are not afraid to make a statement. Whether it’s on the court or off, they are determined to assert their dominance over their rivals and prove that they are the best team in California.

Anthony Davis Leads Lakers to Dominant Game 3 Win Over Warriors

The Los Angeles Lakers blew out the Golden State Warriors 127-97 in Game 3 of their playoff series, taking the lead in the series. Despite a slow start from LeBron James, who went the entire first quarter without attempting a field goal, Anthony Davis stepped up and had a monster game on both ends of the floor. Davis finished with 25 points, 13 rebounds, 4 blocks, 3 assists and 3 steals, while James contributed 21 points, 8 rebounds, and 8 assists.

The Warriors struggled to find consistent offense and were plagued by turnovers and fouls. Andrew Wiggins came closest to a standout performance for the Warriors with 16 points, 9 rebounds, and 4 assists, while Stephen Curry led the team in scoring with 23 points. The game hinged on a pivotal second quarter, in which the Lakers went on a 30-8 run to end the first half and take a commanding lead.

The Lakers’ success in the postseason has been largely dependent on the performance of Davis, and he delivered in Game 3. The Lakers will look to keep the momentum going in Game 4, while the Warriors will need to regroup and come up with a plan to contain Davis and James.


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