Los Angeles Lakers Dwight Howard
Feb 29, 2020; Memphis, Tennessee, USA; Los Angeles Lakers center Dwight Howard prior to the game against the Memphis Grizzlies at FedExForum. Memphis won 105-88. Mandatory Credit: Nelson Chenault-USA TODAY Sports

The Showtime Los Angeles Lakers are back in a big way, ladies and gentlemen. On Saturday ahead of their scrimmage with the Orlando Magic, the Lakers pretended to hype up an invisible crowd in the Orlando bubble. Then, once the game was on, they continued to keep that energy going as LeBron James, J.R. Smith and Dwight Howard combined to pull off a stunning highlight.

Check out this sequence, as James passes to Smith, who lobs a sweet alley-oop pass to Howard, who finishes it with a two-handed jam.

That’s a heck of a lot of energy and fun for an exhibition game. The Lakers are heavily favored to get to the NBA Finals after this season, and it’s easy to see why.

Jesse Reed
Managing Editor at Sportsnaut. Featured on Yardbarker and MSN.com, and formerly was a breaking news writer/NFL analyst for Bleacher Report.