Trevor Booker

Tarik Black is bringing a lot of toughness to the Lakers

Tarik Black is bringing a lot of toughness to the Lakers

With the third quarter winding down on Tuesday night, Lakers guard Lou Williams charged to his right and tossed a running layup at the rim. 

He attracted two defenders in the process, which left Tarik Black all alone in the center of the paint. Black, stalking the play from the start, leapt as Williams’ attempt bounced off the front rim. He then jammed it through the rim with two hands, notching a highlight in the Lakers’ sloppy 125-118 win over the Nets. 

The Staples Center crowd roared for a play that was emphatic, and even graceful. But make no...

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