The Los Angeles Lakers aren't going through a good moment right now, ranking 8th in the Western Conference with a 23-24 record. They clashed with the Miami Heat on Sunday, losing another game at the expense of the Floridians.
LeBron James returned to the arena where he won his first two championships, getting nothing but love from the organization, who showed its respect to the 37-year-old superstar.
After losing to the 1st seed in the Eastern Conference, some Lakers players decided to look for a distraction and found a good spot to spend a good time. LeBron James, Russell Westbrook and Anthony Davis were spotted at a famous restaurant in the city, drinking expensive bottles and having some fun with each other.
Via Page Six:
Despite losing to the Heat over the weekend, the struggling LA Lakers seemed to have a blast in Miami — tipping back some very pricey drinks, including a $10,500 bottle of vino.
On Saturday night, Carmelo Anthony was spotted at celeb steakhouse Prime 112 with Haute Living magazine’s Kamal Hotchandani and friends, drinking “extremely expensive wine,” spies said, including a Barolo, Vega Sicilia Unico, and a bottle of Grand Cru.
On Sunday, the team fell to the Heat — and fell below .500 — but didn’t seem too shaken up after the defeat.
Following the game, LeBron James, sidelined Anthony Davis, Russell Westbrook, Anthony and other teammates were seen at Miami hotspot Kiki on the River — which is known for hosting starry bashes such as Larsa Pippen’s last birthday party.
We hear the team was drinking a $10,500 bottle of Petrus and had a bottle of James’ booze brand, Lobos Tequila.
Even after going through a tumultuous first half of the season, it's good to see that the Lakers players are still in good spirits. They need to figure some things out and the Lakers Nation hope they do or the front office will have to make some hateful moves ahead of the trade deadline.
Now, they'll face the Brooklyn Nets at Barclay Center, trying to get revenge after the New Yorkers beat them on Christmas. Once again, James Harden will be on his own since Kevin Durant is sidelined and Kyrie Irving can't play in home games. Still, we expect this to be a terrific game between two teams that looked like favorites before the start of the season.
The fans hope that their time at Kiki on the River helped the Lakers in any way and that they enter a good streak from now on.