After Los Angeles Lakers lost the pre-season on Tuesday night 99-111 to the Golden State Warriors, which should be a grave concern for them at the moment. LeBron James shifted the conversation towards the show, Squid Game, along with fellow team member Anthony talking about the way the show ended while they were in front of the reporters.
James, who is a four-time NBA champion, caught up in a casual conversation with Anthony Davis discussing Gi-hun’s character, which is played by Lee Jung-Jae, who plays the protagonist, and how the ending of the show has taken aback everyone globally.
LeBron and AD discuss their thoughts on Squid Game and I briefly lose my professionalism pic.twitter.com/HWP1tHi8oK
— Kyle Goon (@kylegoon) October 13, 2021
The show that was released on September 17th has become Netflix’s largest launch ever with 111 million viewers, easily surpassing the highly loved series “Bridgerton,” which had 82 million views in total and is the number 1 show in over 90 countries.
“Yeah, I did finish it,” James said to Davis in passing. “You finish it? You watched it? You done? Yeah, I didn’t like the ending though. I know they start it off with a season two but like, get on the fucking flight and go see your daughter, bro. Like what are you doing?” Davis agreed.
The two NBA stars were talking about the ending scene of the Season 1 finale, where the winner Gi-hun a.k.a No.456, was about to unite with his daughter but instead, he misses his flight to Los Angeles and chooses to stay in Seoul.
Yeah I was sick he ain’t get on that plane 😂😂 https://t.co/cP4v79BxP9
— Miles Bridges (@MilesBridges) October 13, 2021
For those who still have no clue what Squid Game is, it’s a Korean show on Netflix with a massive global fan following. The story follows a group of 456 individuals who are all deeply in debt but get a chance to compete in a children’s game to win a huge cash prize that will change their lives forever. But the catch is, the games are deadly, and only one participant is to survive in the end. So, that was about the show, Squid Game.
There is no news about a second season yet, but as per our sources, it isn’t coming anytime soon. However, Gi-hun staying back to expose this gruesome game is a cliffhanger and indicates that we will be seeing more of the show.
With its record-breaking viewership, which wasn’t even forecasted by Netflix itself, fans strongly speculate that the chances for a second season are quite high. Hwang Dong-hyuk, who has managed to stay humble and calm despite the success, told Variety that “Nothing is written in stone.” The genius filmmaker has put in easter eggs that only a few might notice.
Last month he stated, “I don’t have well-developed plans for Squid Game 2. It is quite tiring just thinking about it. But if I were to do it, I would certainly not do it alone. I’d consider using a writers’ room and would want multiple experienced directors.”
However, in an interview with THR published yesterday, Dong-hyuk teased a possible storyline for Gi-hun in season 2. “Of course, we could go with Gi-hun’s story as he turns back, and explore more about how he’s going to navigate through his reckoning with the people who are designing the games. I don’t know yet, but I’ll just say there are a lot of possibilities out there for season 2 storylines.”
It is seldom that Netflix releases metrics of its shows; however, this time, the streaming platform included a video along with the show’s announcer thanking viewers for such a great response and support.
“I would like to extend a heartfelt thanks to you all,” the announcer says in Korean as highlights from the show are featured. “111 million of you have joined the ranks of the VIPs, making Squid Game our No. 1 show in the world. And for the rest of you, will you seize the opportunity to join the game?”
Some of the assembled media then chimed in, saying that they had been talking about the same thing just before. It seems, at any rate, that the Lakers‘ stars are relaxed and unconcerned about their pre-season form.