Mystery woman sitting behind LeBron James during Lakers-Warriors game has internet going nuts
The matchup between the Los Angeles Lakers and Golden State Warriors on Monday night featured plenty of entertainment. Klay Thompson set a record for most consecutive three-pointers made (10) before his first miss, Stephen Curry had one of the most embarrassing sequences of his career, and Ivica Zubac sent the crowd into hysterics with a gem of a defensive play against DeMarcus Cousins. The Lakers even kept it close for a half without star LeBron James.
However, the internet has been giving lots of attention to something not basketball related — the woman sitting next to LeBron James on the bench.
— Pwob Wobsbrook (@WorldWideWob) January 22, 2019
Turns out that she is a personal trainer named Melody Morales. She attended the game with Latin artist Daddy Yankee, as can be seen below:
While NBA fans were mystified by her appearance, Lakers fans are more focused on the return of their star player. James has not played since Christmas when the Lakers shocked the Warriors in Oakland. The groin strain he sustained has taken much longer than expected to recover from, and there have been whispers around the league that it is more serious than the Lakers are letting on.
Without LeBron James, the Lakers have posted a record of 5-9 and are in danger of slipping out of playoff reach. Perhaps this personal trainer can help James recover faster from his most serious injury in his career thus far.