Alright alright maybe “mid-season form” was a little strong of a description considering Maccabi Haifa hails from the Israeli Premier League but hey buckets don’t lie! The Lakers were playing them as part of the NBA’s Global Games initiative which may help spread awareness of basketball.. but it’s definitely not gonna inspire any on the court confidence. Not with Mamba doing Mamba things anyway..

Kobe had 21 points in 18 minutes and D’Angelo Russell had 11 dimes in 19 minutes. Combine that with a strong performance from Julius Randle and Roy Hibbert and…

BAM! THE LAKERS ARE BACK BABY!!!

 

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The Maccabi weren’t the only ones getting an international spanking either. Otto Porter and the Wizards gave Brazil’s team Paschoalotto/Bauru WAY more than it could handle…

Including a self-pass through a defenders legs

 

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Real low blow by Porter considering these guys probably learned how to play basketball a few weeks ago. Apparently Rajon Rondo has played it his whole though?

Really would’ve had me fooled since he just AIRBALLED A FREE THROW

 

 

IT WAS SHORT BY A FOOT! OMG THE KINGS ARE GONNA BE SO FUN TO WATCH!

SUICIDE SQUAD ASSSEMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMBLE!!!

(congrats on being 3-1 in Preseason though..)