HILARIOUS: Lakers Leave Behind Quinn Cook at Arena as Team Heads Out to Hotel for Celebration

Published 10/12/2020, 1:11 AM EDT


The Los Angeles Lakers are the 2019-20 NBA Champions. Following their 4-2 win against the Heat, they celebrated on the court before heading back to their hotel to resume their celebrations. However, point guard Quinn Cook was left back at the arena as the Lakers bus left for the hotel.

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The enthusiastic JR Smith was live on Instagram when Cook commented and reminded the Lakers that they had forgotten him at the court. He wrote, “Gotta walk back after I win a f*cking rin wtf”, “Come backkkk” and “Make a U-turn”. That’s when Smith and the rest of the team realized he wasn’t on the bus. Teammate Dion Waiters joked and asked Cook to fly back while Smith burst into laughter.

A lower end rotational player, Cook had a few decent games this season. He had 44 games this season and played around 11 minutes while coming off the bench. He also got to feature for a few minutes in the Lakers playoff runs during blowout wins against the Blazers and the Heat.

Los Angeles Lakers win historic 17th title

The Lakers probably couldn’t wait to get back to their hotel and start the celebrations, which is probably what led to this comical incident. But their desire to celebrate is perfectly justified since they’ve brought home the title 10 years after Kobe Bryant won it for the Lakers. This is their 17th title, which finally puts them on par with eternal rivals, the Boston Celtics. The Celtics also have 17 titles.

Los Angeles Lakers forward LeBron James (23) holds up four fingers after winning his fourth NBA championship after game six of the 2020 NBA Finals at AdventHealth Arena. The Los Angeles Lakers won 106-93 to win the series. Mandatory Credit: Kim Klement-USA TODAY Sports

After being 3-1 up, the purple and gold suffered a scare in Game 5. They lost by three points as the Heat forced them to a Game 6. But tonight was just pure dominance from the Lakers. Right from the tip-off, they looked like they were on a mission.

LeBron James reminded the league why he was still the best player, as he put up a 28-point triple-double while shooting 65% from the field. He won a unanimous Finals MVP after torching the Heat throughout the series. Anthony Davis and Rajon Rondo also had an excellent display as they continued their brilliant playoff form.

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Los Angeles Lakers forward LeBron James (23) and forward Anthony Davis (3) celebrate during the fourth quarter in game six of the 2020 NBA Finals at AdventHealth Arena. The Los Angeles Lakers won 106-93 to win the series. Mandatory Credit: Kim Klement-USA TODAY SportsMandatory Credit: Kim Klement-USA TODAY Sports

The longest season in NBA history has finally come to an end, and the Lakers have walked away as champions.

 

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Aaron Mathew

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Aaron Mathew is a sports analyst at EssentiallySports. A graduate in Mass Media from Xavier’s College, Aaron has been a part of EssentiallySports since May 2020 where he covers both NBA and NCAA basketball news, and has also covered NBA 2K. In the past, Aaron has worked at the Sports Desk of Mumbai Mirror.

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