JOHN LUCAS RUMORS & GOSSIP
Utah Jazz guard John Lucas III wasn't just going to watch an embarrassing loss to the Houston Rockets on Monday go into the books.
As the Rockets were dribbling out the final seconds of a 124-86 victory, Lucas stole the ball an attempted to make it 36-point loss instead of 38.
But not only did fail at that, he shoved and was prepared to get into a fist fight with Rockets guard...
John Lucas III did not have an easy path to the NBA. After going undrafted out of Oklahoma State, Lucas played in Italy, Spain, China and the D-League around a couple of stints with the Rockets and Bulls. His roundabout journey to the league has given him a unusually humble perspective.
Lucas has finally found a place in the NBA, first as a member of the Toronto Raptors last season...
The Utah Jazz have signed free-agent guard John Lucas III, who played last season with the Toronto Raptors.
The 5-foot-11 guard averaged 5.3 points and 1.7 assists in 13.1 minutes in a career-high 63 games last season, his fifth in the NBA.
Lucas, who has also played in Houston and Chicago, has career averages of 5.1 points, 1.5 assists and 1.0 rebounds in 11.8 minutes.
According to Marc Stein of ESPN, guard John Lucas has decided to head to the Utah Jazz. Lucas, who averaged 5.3 points and 1.7 assists a game last season with the Toronto Raptors will give the Jazz a solid option behind rookie Trey Burke.
Lucas, who has played in the NBA since the 2005-06 season with the Houston Rockets, has also played with the Chicago Bulls, Raptors and spent three...
LIKE A CONTORTIONIST
John Lucas III is most notable for being “that guy” that LeBron James ‘leap-frogged’ over, but with plays like the one below, he may become known for something else. Lucas plays for the Toronto Raptors — and may not get a ton of burn considering Kyle Lowry and Jose Calderon get the bulk of point [...]The post John Lucas III Buzzer-Beating Three-Pointer (Video) appeared...
John Lucas III doesn't look the part of a third-stringer. The diminutive point guard carries himself with pride and purpose, and talks excitedly about what he and the rest of the Toronto Raptors feel that they can accomplish this season.
Amid reports that the Miami Heat are interested in him, John Lucas, called into ESPN Radios’ Carmen, Jurko & Harry to talk about his summer as a free agent:
(Silvy of ESPN Radio’s “Waddly & Silvy” conducted the interview)
You may sign with the Heat?
It’s one of the teams that interested in me. I’m just taking the time, looking at everything and what is going...
John Lucas had a little fun with his Instagram account and uploaded these fan made photo-meme’s lampooning the Miami Heat:
Bulls fans have been flooding Lucas with hilarious comeback photos ever since JL3 began receiving backlash from Heat fans after posting a Twitter status simply saying “ish just got real in Miami” after the Pacers went up 2-1 in the series.
SCREEN WITH ENVY
This pick came late in the 3rd quarter of Thursday night’s Heat/Bulls showdown in Miami. The heat won this game 83-72 on their home-court.
LeBron’s screen looks perfectly acceptable to me, but Bulls backup point guard, John Lucas looked less that thrilled. He approached LeBron after the play was whistled dead and had to be restrained by Chicago forward, CarlosBoozer.
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DUDE HAS HOPS
LeBron James had one of the best alley-oops we have ever witnessed Sunday afternoon during his Miami Heat’s matchup against the Chicago Bulls. LeBron literally jumped over John Lucas to complete the alley-oop. You can expect to see this highloght over and over again.
Even Bill Simmons was extremely impressed:
I can’t stop watching this LeBron dunk. Will be interesting...