One of the more fun subplots of the Los Angeles Lakers' season was the ongoing trash talk Larry Nance, Jr. and Ivica Zubac tended to fire at each other through the media.
From arguing to reporters about who was better in FIFA, to coming up with nicknames for each other to Nance calling Zubac his son, the two frontcourt reserves seemed to be having genuine fun as NBA players, something just about every fan wants to see.
Several years ago the onset of the offseason might have meant the end of the public portion of that banter, but because of the wonders of social media, that's not longer true, as those who checked out Zubac's Instagram story Friday found out:
Nance really gave Zubac an envelope to only open when he felt he could block one of his dunks lmao pic.twitter.com/Vq0W43mBVk— Harrison Faigen (@hmfaigen) April 14, 2017
That appears to be a note that Zubac was not supposed to open from Nance unless he felt like he could block one of his dunks. It's only halfway open, though, which leaves us a few questions.
Is that just so we can see the writing on the 'gram? Or is Zubac not sure if he can block one of Nance's dunks? Are we really already at the point in the offseason where we're debating this? ALL RELEVANT QUESTIONS.
What's inside? We don't know, except for that the contents are at the very least figuratively a promise that the Lakers' best sitcom isn't going away just because their season is over.
UPDATE: Zubac gave one to Nance as well!
@hmfaigen **UPDATE** pic.twitter.com/XYhpAZHRIe— Liese (@liesebelle) April 15, 2017
This is amazing.
Harrison Faigen is co-host of the Locked on Lakers podcast (subscribe here), and you can follow him on Twitter at @hmfaigen.