Fans love summer league. Lakers fans, especially. The proximity of Las Vegas to Los Angeles makes the trek to sin city worthwhile for fans of the forum blue and the result is a packed Thomas and Mack center with fans chanting for Larry Nance Jr. or damn near rushing the floor when my favorite exiled guard hit’s a game winner. It’s a great environment and if you’re a fan of any NBA team — but especially a Lakers fan — making this trip at least once is worth your time.
This is even more true this year, when the Lakers will have a buzz surrounding them due to the arrival of Lonzo Ball and the return of Brandon Ingram. Add in Ivica Zubac and David Nwaba also returning along with Josh Hart and Kyle Kuzma making their rookie debuts, the Lakers have six young players every fan is excited to see play — and one the players themselves should be confident in to do some damage.
That said, I’d also like to pump the brakes on printing your “Lakers 2017 Summer League Champs” shirts.