GIF: Lakers Tarik Black airballs a layup


Hey, Tarik Black. The basket’s right there. That space above you on your side of the basket? That’s not where you’re supposed to put the basketball.

The Lakers trotted out a starting lineup of Black, Ryan Kelly, Wesley Johnson, Wayne Ellington, and Jordan Clarkson, a five-man unit that had only played five minutes together the entire season prior to Sunday afternoon’s matinee. Combine that unfamiliarity with an oddly quiet atmosphere in Barclays Center, and you’ve got a shot like this.