Anyone who thought Nick Young, D’Angelo Russell, and Brandon Ingram were going to be the Los Angeles Lakers’ only representatives at NBA All-Star Weekend in New Orleans were wrong. A few of the Lakers’ bench players also got a chance to show a national audience their stuff.
Lakers reserves Metta World Peace and Lou Williams also got to show off their off the court skills on TNT’s NBA Talent show on Saturday, with both deciding to drop bars (video courtesy of TNT):
Sweet Lou went in on "Top Back" for the NBA Talent Challenge #WILLIAMSTALENT pic.twitter.com/Wtdn0UrDgK— NBA on TNT (@NBAonTNT) February 18, 2017
Queensbridge is in the building! @MettaWorldPeace honoring the Black Mamba with his track, "2K Kobe" #WORLDPEACETALENT pic.twitter.com/NwsoHdTVv6— NBA on TNT (@NBAonTNT) February 18, 2017
I, for one, think the Lakers need to put something like this on for the whole team. What skill would Marcelo Huertas bring out? How about Ivica Zubac? I have no idea, but I’d love to find out. Spectrum Sportsnet and the Lakers need to make this happen ASAP.
Harrison Faigen is co-host of the Locked on Lakers podcast (subscribe here), and you can follow him on Twitter at @hmfaigen.