The Lakers’ season has become so bad that any trace of good news only comes in snippets.
Such as this play in the Lakers’ 113-99 loss Wednesday to the Houston Rockets at Toyota Center. Well before it was obvious the Lakers had no answer for James Harden or that the Hack-a-Dwight strategy wouldn’t work, Lakers forward Wesley Johnson somehow leaped over Houston guard Aaron Brooks for a nifty layup.
“He was just in the way,” Johnson said about the play. “After that, I just jumped … “Everyone was like, ‘Did you jump over him?’ I didn’t know. I was like, ‘No, I just jumped.”
Johnson was also uncertain on whether he could dunk either, which would’ve made the play even more spectacular.
“When I jumped, I didn’t think I would get up there and be able to,” Johnson said. “When I jumped, I got close and realized I could dunk it. But I just laid it in.”
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