Everything Lakers Fans Need to Know About Kent Bazemore

Facing the reality of a rebuild is going to be tough on Los Angeles Lakers fans, but Kent Bazemore is the perfect guy to lift spirits in L.A.

Most NBA observers can be forgiven for not knowing much about the second-year guard. It's not like he featured prominently in the Golden State Warriors rotation before heading south in the deal that sent Steve Blake to the Dubs.

But Bazemore is a player with a lot to offer, both in terms of legitimate on-court potential and as a valuable morale-booster on the sidelines.

His unique combination of tantalizing defensive prowess and goofy good vibes won me (and most Warriors fans) over immediately. And as the unofficial president of his nonexistent fan club, I feel qualified to explain exactly what the Lakers are getting in their new acquisition.

Purple and Gold, prepare for a pleasant surprise. 


Good Times Ahead

Bazemore is fun. Simple, right?

More than anything else, he's an insanely entertaining personality. At present, that's Bazemore's most valuable trait. And if you know anything about him, it's that his celebrations are second to none. He had one for every occasion.

Per Monte Poole of CSN Bay Area, things got extremely emotional in the locker room when news hit that Bazemore had been traded. Instead of celebrating, there was a genuinely mournful atmosphere. That's understandable, as Bazemore was universally beloved for his constant enthusiasm:

Bazemore was the class clown, the court jester, one of the most noted bench jockeys in the NBA. Undrafted out of Old Dominion, he carved out a role mostly for his effort and spirit.

“If you're a Warriors fan, you know who he is and how energetic he is and how much he loves this team and this city,'' Curry said.


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