A few casual observations, from a game between the two worst teams in the NBA:

  1. I heard 17,000 fans showed up for the Lakers-76ers game summer game that featured the top two picks.
  2. Keying the comeback from a 16-point deficit with a mini-Lebron game (12–8–4, plus SEVEN STEALS and FOUR BLOCKS!), Larry Nance Jr. received “MVP” chants from the fans when he went to the free throw line.
  3. Angelo Russell (a la the old Mike no D Antoni joke) has gone into full mini-mamba mode. He hit a game-tying shot, played to the crowd, got beat for a layup on the other side, and then hit an absolute prayer with time expiring to win the 76er game.
  4. Ben Simmons is going to be amazing.
  5. Zubac just needs to grow long hair and a beard to go with the best new nickname in sports: “Zubacca.”

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