De'Aaron Fox is destined to spend his entire NBA career being compared to Lonzo Ball. The two point guards both declared for the draft after one year of college basketball and Ball was taken three picks ahead of Fox despite getting badly outplayed by him in UCLA's Sweet 16 loss to Kentucky during last year's NCAA Tournament. And now Fox has beaten Ball at something else: Being the first to author a signature moment during their rookie seasons.
On Thursday night, the lowly Sacramento Kings appeared headed for another loss when fellow rookie Bogdan Bogdanovic missed a jumper in the closing seconds of their game against the Miami Heat. But Fox came flying in for the rare -- and spectacular -- game-winning put-back dunk. Even better may have been the reaction of Kings announcers Grant Napear and Doug Christie, who deserved this after sitting through a brutal first half of the season. Check it out:
"IF YOU DON'T LIKE THAT, YOU DON'T LIKE NBA BASKETBALL!" Napear exclaims. We'd argue if you don't like that, you don't like sports. Or really, anything. That was awesome.