WATCH: Larry Nance Jr Sums Up Lakers Season
Christmas is a time to give presents to your friends and neighbors.
Los Angeles Lakers PF Larry Nance Jr., however, picked the worst possible time to give his gift to the Los Angeles Clippers...two gifts actually.
Nance accidentally put back a missed Chris Paul 3-pointer into his own basket early in the Lakers' 94-84 loss to their Staples Center co-tenants. It more or less sums up the Lakers' 2015-16 season thus far in 15 seconds or less, as the loss dropped the guys in gold to a whopping 5-25 on the year.
Nance, the son of former NBA All-Star Larry Nance, recently took over starting duties in the Lakers' lineup. He didn't have to wrap up his special gifts of two points to the Clippers, as Paul missed 3 clanked off the rim and into his Nance's stretched right hand. However, the rookie's momentum launches the ball through the hoop for the score, giving the Clippers an early 8-4 lead, as well as Nance getting an impromptu lecture on rebounding from fellow starter Louis Williams.
In the closest thing the Lakers' had to a silver lining in their coal-in-the-stocking performance against the Clips, the duo of points did not have an impact on the final score. The Clippers led the entire game and by as much as 28 in capturing their fourth consecutive victory over the Lakers. The basket, however, was not credited to poor Nance, but rather Clippers C DeAndre Jordan, who was closest to the ball when it went in.
The Lakers' 5-25 record is currently the worst in the Western Conference and 2nd worst in the league. They return to action on Sunday night against Memphis.
Geoff Magliocchetti remembers when the Lakers would tear it up on the NBA on NBC. Reminisce With Him on Twitter @GeoffMags5490
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