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Lakers Highlights: Ricky Rubio narrowly avoids getting posterized by Larry Nance, Jr.

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He saw the memes coming and moved.

Sometimes there is a certain nobility in fighting against all odds, but other times discretion is the better part of valor. Rick Rubio’s realization he had no chance to stop Larry Nance, Jr. with an open runway to the basket falls under the latter category:

Could Rubio have tried to do something? Sure, but it wouldn’t have worked. Instead, the heady point guard made the correct business decision and got out of the way, disappointingly denying us another poster jam.

Harrison Faigen is co-host of the Locked on Lakers podcast (subscribe here), and you can follow him on Twitter at @hmfaigen.