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Andre Drummond Addresses His ‘Big Penguin’ Nickname Controversy, Insists People To Call Him ‘Drum’ in Los Angeles Lakers

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Andre Drummond and the Los Angeles Lakers got back to winning ways against the high-flying Utah Jazz on Saturday night. However, the severely under-manned Lakers side had to come back just before the final buzzer to push the game to overtime.

With the stalwarts like LeBron and AD out due to injury, the responsibility fell on the shoulders of Dennis Schroder and Drummond. They delivered to the best of their abilities and managed to secure an invaluable victory even after it went to overtime.

In the post-game press conference, Andre Drummond talked about his nickname and how he plans on changing it. He said, “I figured it out game by game. The last time I talked I said that I was still trying to figure it out. I’m having so much fun doing it too. This is just a great team.”

He continued, “Whatever nickname you guys give me, I’ll enjoy it. I’ve usually been called Drum so I’ll prefer it. I’m fine with Big Penguin if that’s what you wanna call me. It is what it is, doesn’t really matter to me.”

Andre Drummond and Schroder lead the team towards a much-needed victory

It was a stellar show from the players on both ends of the court as they marched along towards the victory. Even during overtime, the team stuck together and fought through.

Andre Drummond

LOS ANGELES, CA – APRIL 17: Andre Drummond #2 of the Los Angeles Lakers handles the ball against the Utah Jazz

Andre Drummond was the top performer in this game as he finished with 27 points. Moreover, he also racked up eight rebounds and three assists to his name. Apart from him, Dennis Schroder also contributed to the victory. He finished with 25 points and eight assists during the course of the game.

“We clicked on all cylinders and we didn’t allow adversity to get us out of our game,” Drummond said. “The chemistry is getting there.”

The Los Angeles Lakers are fifth in the Western Conference standings. At the moment, they are well in contention for the playoffs. Moreover, LeBron James and Anthony Davis are set to return in a couple of weeks. Hence, Frank Vogel will be very confident about the team’s position.

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