Gary Payton II Played Entire Defensive Possession With Vomit In His Mouth Before Walking Off Mid-Play

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The Golden State Warriors now have a mountain to climb, after losing Game 4 in Los Angeles, falling behind 3-1 in their Western Conference Semis series against the Lakers.

LeBron James, who is 17-0 when his team has a 3-1 lead in the playoffs, played great and got some unexpected help from Lonnie Walker IV, who scored all 15 of his points in the fourth quarter to help the Lakers beat Golden State.

For the Warriors, Stephen Curry was able to collect a big-time triple double, but others like Klay Thompson and especially Jordan Poole had a disappointing night. Gary Payton II however was able to help Steph keep the game close until the end, even though he definitely wasn’t at a 100%.

Everybody watching the game was wondering why Payton just walked off the floor and made the Warriors play 4-on-5 on the next possession, which ended in a Draymond Green pass to the Lakers bench, a spot Green had expected Payton to be at.

Footage from the game however shows the reason for Payton’s sudden exit. It appears as he had to throw up, and play the entire defensive possession with vomit in his mouth, before quickly exiting the court.


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