Lakers coach Luke Walton called him “disrespectful.” Some might call him cocky. Nuggets coach Michael Malone calls his 21-year-old point guard confident. The thing about Jamal Murray is he’s probably a mix of all three.
The last time the Nuggets and Lakers met before Friday’s matchup was back on Dec. 2. As time expired at the end of regulation, Murray, who finished with a game-high 28 points, dribbled around fellow point guard Lonzo Ball. Afterward, Walton called Murray’s showboat “immature.”