In Friday’s contest in Charlotte, the Lakers matched without LeBron James and Anthony Davis.
And around halftime, things went as much as Hornet predicted with their biggest profit of 20 points. Instead, the hosts surrendered in terrible time thanks to a second-half monster assist from Russell Westbrook.
Without LeBron James and Anthony Davis, Westbrook scored 30 of his 35 points in the second half, including a pair of 3 clutch pointers that cut the deficit to just three points at just 52.8 seconds. .
That prompted a reaction from Hornets manager Michael Jordan, who was shocked in what appeared to be his owner’s apartment at the Spectrum Center. His reaction went viral, creating another popular meme with the NBA legend.
We all know about Michael Jordan’s original meme from his Hall of Fame speech in 2009, once he referenced in his speech at the Kobe Bryant memorial service.
Back to the game. As the seconds passed, the Lakers cut the deficit to just one point (115-114) and Jordan could no longer watch the game. His stepping out of the room was just as epic as his reaction a few minutes earlier.
The Hornets eventually won 117-114, splitting the season streak with the Lakers.
Despite Westbrook’s win and epic second half, it was Jordan and his reaction that became the biggest highlight of the game.