After 20 years of being an afterthought, the NBA Summer League is a huge deal all of a sudden. Tonight in Vegas, Lonzo Ball will make the most anticipated NBA Summer League debut in the social media age, and his performance will surely elicit massively overblown conclusions. That’s kind of the fun of it.
Back when the Summer League wasn’t a “thing,” the faces of today’s NBA still played in it, albeit with less fanfare. Luckily there was still video – even though some of it is cable access quality.
What does an All-Star look like in the Summer League? Watch this mix of KD (with the Sonics) , Steph, LeBron, CP3, Paul George, James Harden, and a cast of other stars tearing up the league in front of empty gyms.
This is what stars look like when they play in the Summer League.