Jordan Clarkson was the first member of the Los Angeles Lakers to catch the “Pokemon Go” craze, but he’s not the only one. Larry Nance, Jr. said his wrist injury is going to force him to learn how to play the game with his off hand, and now it looks like his fellow Las Vegas Summer League frontcourt starter has caught Pokefever as well.
Ivica Zubac was the man of many nicknames at summer league. The prospect whose name Lakers general manager Mitch Kupchak joked he couldn’t pronounce on draft night was called “Big Z” by his LVSL head coach Jesse Mermuys, buffeted by cheers of “Zuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuu” by the crowd in Las Vegas, and said his own personal preference in nickname is “Zublocka.”
More than a few people were comparing him to the similarly spelled Pokemon “Zubat,” however, and it looks like Zubac may be embracing that comparison for his own playthrough of “Pokemon Go”:
This kid might be the greatest Lakers draft pick of all-time, just for this tweet. Sorry Kobe, “Amnesty THAT” has some company atop the leaderboards.
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