By Jessica Slate
The Los Angeles Lakers were able to win once again in Las Vegas, and their sophomore star, Josh Hart, continued to perform well.
Josh Hart of the Los Angeles Lakers has been continually proving himself at NBA Summer League 2018. He’s second overall in the tournament, averaging 23.3 points per game. While he isn’t a rookie, the NBA sophomore has helped the Lakers go win 4-0 this tournament.
On Thursday, July 12, the Lakers faced their Staples Center roommates, the Los Angeles Clippers. From the beginning of the second-round bracket game the Lakers took the lead.
Hart established himself by displaying his versatility. Known for his consistent defense, he took it to the next level with a steal and break-away dunk. Continuing his offensive show, Hart drove into the paint for a left-handed baby hook.
At halftime Hart had 9 points, 3 rebounds, 1 steal and 1 dunk. As a productive member of the regular season Lakers’ roster, some believe he is too good to be at Summer League. In the halftime broadcast, ESPN analyst Fran Fraschilla even said, “He’s a school yard bully.”
Love him or hate him, Hart showed up to Summer League eager to contribute. Even after being ranked 12th in the NBA for scoring two or more catch-and-shoot plays per game (higher than Klay Thompson and C.J. McCollum), his attitude doesn’t reflect his...