Sun shines in Los Angeles

Lakers Examiner: You know the walk-on in college basketball? The little guy at the end of the bench that the student section incessantly cheers for during garbage time? For the Los Angeles Lakers, that guy is Sun Yue.

The Lakers beat the Milwakee Bucks Sunday, 105-92, in a game that was a blowout from the get-go.

The biggest eruption by the Staples Center fans didn’t go to Kobe Bryant, Pau Gasol, or Andrew Bynum. Instead it came when rookie Sun Yue checked in at the scorer’s table, ready to make his NBA debut.

After Sun entered the game, every time he touched the ball the noise level reached a crescendo with scattered cries of “shoot it!”

With Sasha Vujacic poorly running the point, the Lakers turned to Sun to bring the ball up the court. The result was not pretty.

Milwaukee Bucks guard Ramon Sessions cleanly picked the ball from Sun and took it down to the other end of the court. The frustration was clear on Sun’s face as he fouled Sessions to prevent a fast break.

After missing his first jumper badly, Sun redeemed himself by making a 16-foot jumper over the outstretched arm of Francisco Elson for his first NBA points.

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  • http://www.nicklachey.us Nick Lachey USA

    He looked good on offense (individual scoring). He needs work on defense and passing. As far as the turnover goes, that’ll change over time (as he get more experience).

  • LakersLive FromDC

    Let’s trade Luke for Sun…as far as minutes,so he can learn this system quicker.

  • http://www.nicklachey.us Nick Lachey USA

    We have both… Did … you mean inactive Luke and active Sun?

  • NBA INTERNATIONAL

    the problem with sun is he is to slow to play point cant shoot good enough to play shooting guard and too skinny for small forward

  • LakersLive FromDC

    Nah,Nick,it was a joke…just keeping Luke on the bench longer,that’s all.

  • kb24_1OVERJORDAN

    yeah sun

  • LAKERNATION

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    I say trade you and everyone else that talks sh*t about LUKE and any of our players.

  • CG

    He’s decent just need to work on his defense. His offense may need some work, like ball control and being more aggressive. We should teach him how to use his size as weapon against other pg.

  • LakersLive FromDC

    LAKERNATION,it was a joke..but everyone agrees that Luke should go…not to another team but down the bench further…and when was the last time Luke scored at least 10.