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Published 07/17/2022, 8:00 AM EDT

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The NBA Summer League is in full swing. As prospective talents try to make a name for themselves, a few of them just want a place on the roster. While the players are trying to impress their respective teams, one player certainly wouldn’t have done so with his antics. A former teammate of James Harden didn’t earn plaudits for his embarrassing moment which was caught on camera.

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During the Los Angeles Lakers’ game against the Dallas Mavericks, Mason Jones had an embarrassing moment. While it could have been passed over in someone else’s case, the commentators specifically mentioned the incident. It was a moment to forget for the former Houston Rockets player.


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Jones had a decent stat line as he posted 8 points to go along with 4 assists in 19 minutes of action. But his flop was the moment that caught everyone’s eyes. After replays showed what Jones had done, the commentators couldn’t help but laugh. One of them said, “Come on, man. Mason Jones. We playing soccer or basketball?”

The Los Angeles Lakers came away with a 95-84 win behind solid contributions from multiple players. Unfortunately, the most talked about moment in the game came courtesy of Mason Jones. Jones played the majority of last season for the Lakers’ G-League affiliate, the South Bay Lakers.

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Jones was picked up by James Harden‘s Rockets after going undrafted in the 2020 NBA Draft. After spending a little over three months with the Houston Rockets, he was waived. However, the Philadelphia 76ers picked him up on a two-way contract for around two months. In November 2021, Jones then signed with the South Bay Lakers.

The former teammate of James Harden has been impressive

The Lakers have gone 5-3 over their eight Summer League games so far and have had many impressive performances. Jones has been one of them. After putting up 8 points and 6 assists in the first game, he had 13 points to close out the California leg of the Summer League.


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The Las Vegas leg has been even more impressive for the 23-year-old as he has managed to score in double figures every game except the latest one against the Dallas Mavericks. His best performance came in an 83-72 win against the Los Angeles Clippers.


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Jones put up 15 points to go along with 10 rebounds in an excellent outing. His stats were team-high in both categories. Even though his performances have been impressive, it will be difficult for him to make the Lakers’ final roster.

Do you think Jones will be part of the Lakers roster for camp? Let us know in the comments.



Pragya Vashisth

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Pragya is an NBA writer at EssentiallySports. Having completed Masters in Sports Management from the International Institute of Sports Management, Mumbai, he has been a passionate fan of the NBA since 2010. Pragya is a massive supporter of LeBron James and just wants to enjoy the twilight years of his Hall of Fame career.

Edited By: Veer Badani