But anyone who has ever experienced an NBA offseason knows that there is only one way to truly determine if the return of basketball is on the horizon: One-minute hype videos of a role player dominating an open run at a gym, followed by fawning tweets from their team’s fanbase.
And in the latest sign that the return of basketball is imminent, Meek Media dropped a new workout highlight mix on Friday night, and in case you all forgot, Lakers fans are here to remind you that Alex Caruso is a BUCKET:
“I’m back” - Alex Caruso pic.twitter.com/hNUbgxdG3l— ALEX CARUSO OFFICIAL STAN ACCOUNT (@ACFRESH21STAN) June 6, 2020
(Special shout out former and current CSUF Titans basketball players, Khalil Ahmad and Johnny Wang, for showing up playing against a current NBA player in a highlight video. This is arguably my school’s greatest basketball moment since making the NCAA tournament in 2018).
It feels so good to have clips like this to draw way too many conclusions from again. Does Caruso’s jumper look more confident, and will he turn into a 40% 3-point shooter as a result? He didn’t miss a shot in the video, so it’s a totally reasonable question.
Also, did shaving his head give him even more bounce? Do these couple of sick touch passes fully demonstrate that his playmaking has gotten better? Any of those things being proven by a highlight video is unlik---- OH WHO GIVES A F***. BASKETBALL IS BACK, BAYBEEEEE! ALEX CARUSO IS NEVER MISSING AGAIN. LAKERS ARE GOING 16-0 AT DISNEY WORLD.