Wesley Johnson jumps over Aaron Brooks for nifty layup in Lakers’ loss to Rockets

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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