Rui Hachimura made his debut as the Los Angeles Lakers’ latest addition on Wednesday … however a great deal of his fans back home lost out on the action — ’cause the historical minute triggered the NBA’s streaming service in Japan to crash.
The Lakers got the 24-year-old from the Washington Wizards previously today … shipping Kendrick Nunn and a handful of 2nd round selects to protect the offer — making Rui the very first Japanese-born gamer in Lakers franchise history.
Fans fasted to grumble on social networks about not having the ability to see Rui check in towards completion of the very first quarter of the Lakers’ house win over the San Antonio Spurs … requiring the streaming service to deal with the concern.
Rakuten — the Association’s main streaming partner in Japan given that 2017 — launched a declaration on the matter … stating, “Starting around 12:20 PM Japan Time on Thursday, January 26, the NBA Rakuten site became inaccessible when a sudden surge in user traffic caused a server issue,” according to The Sun.
“This was around the time that the San Antonio Spurs vs. Los Angeles Lakers game tipped off.”
To solve the concern, Rakuten states it made the video game offered on YouTube up until the website was back up and running once again.
Rakuten declares the issue was repaired … and service has actually gone back to typical.
As for Rui, he had a strong getaway in his debut … scoring 12 points and including 6 rebounds in 22 minutes of action.