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Sunday, May 27, 2018

Lakers spectacularly botch alley-oop attempt during summer league game

GIF: Lakers attempt off the glass alley-oop at the buzzer, fa... on Twitpic

Due to the nature of the NBA’s two summer leagues, tuning in and expecting high quality basketball is probably being overly ambitious. However, they do give fans a chance to see the top draft picks of their favorite teams and provide something that resembles NBA hoops in July.

lakers-summer-league-alley-oopOn Friday, the Los Angeles Lakers defeated the Denver Nuggets in the final summer league game of 2014 for both teams.

During the game, the Lakers providing a lasting moment when an attempted alley-oop didn’t quite go as intended. DeAndre Kane lofted the pass, then in came both Julius Randle and Xavier Gibson for the finish.

Unfortunately, neither was successful, but the result will probably end up being one of the more memorable highlights of this year’s Las Vegas Summer League.

GIF via Twitter/cjzero

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