The LA Lakers Team Bus Left Quinn Cook Stranded At The NBA Arena
Quinn Cook was left stranded at the NBA bubble arena after the Los Angeles Lakers' team bus drove off without him.
After LeBron James and Co guided the Lakers to their record-equalling 17th NBA Championship, the team returned to the dressing rooms to celebrate in style.
The ski goggles were put on, champagne was popped and the players finally let their hair down after months of games in the safeguarded zone of the Walt Disney World bubble away from their families.
And one LA star in particular clearly let the celebrations get the better of him.
THE LAKERS TEAM BUS LEFT QUINN COOK AT THE ARENA :skull::skull::skull: pic.twitter.com/jKfox6gPeC
- Ry:bee: (@NinjaBands) October 12, 2020
27-year-old Cook must have wandered off from the team as they were leaving the arena to head back to their hotel to continue the party.
Incredibly, the Lakers team bus ended up leaving the stadium without Cook onboard.
Unfortunately for the guard, no one actually realised he was missing until Cook commented on JR Smith's Instagram Live video pleading for the driver to turn the bus around and pick him up.
"Make a U-turn," Cook commented.
Lakers so turnt they forgot Quinn Cook at the Bubble.. :joy::joy::joy::joy::joy::joy::joy::joy::joy::joy: pic.twitter.com/k5SlVPjEQ9
- :checkered_flag: Saitama. :checkered_flag: (@kingchase301) October 12, 2020
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"Gotta walk back after a win a f****** ring wtf."
Smith and the Lakers players quickly realised their error after Cook's response on the Instagram Live.
"Oh no, we left QC bro," Smith said after seeing his reply.
Fans on social media had an absolute field day, with some suggesting that the team had probably forgotten poor Cook after having one too many drinks during their celebrations.
Either way, the video makes for brilliant viewing.
You have to feel for Cook though - the bloke barely featured for the Lakers inside the Orlando bubble and now he has been abandoned by his fellow teammates during one of the highlights of his career.
He most likely saw the funny side of things though.
Besides, looking down and seeing an extra ring on his finger certainly would have softened the blow.
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