Cam Reddish was one of several new players the Los Angeles Lakers added this summer to shore up the team’s depth.
The 24-year-old has been linked to L.A. in various capacities for years, but his purple and gold debut didn’t go as planned.
Most notably, he wound up suffering an ankle sprain in the Lakers’ preseason debut against the Golden State Warriors.
But even outside of that, Reddish wasn’t very good. A video compiled of all his missteps illustrates just how poorly his inaugural Lakers game went.
hope cam reddish ankle good but golly what a lakers debut pic.twitter.com/MSaijYnupG
— Teg🚨 (@IQfor3) October 8, 2023
NBA fans are a loud bunch. That goes doubly so for Lakers fans, arguably the most vocal group in the league.
Understandably, folks took to social media to react to Reddish’s troubles.
Bro can’t run a 2 on 1 fast break against curry 💔💔💔💔
— 🦅 (@YoungStarTy) October 8, 2023
2 on 1 fastbreak at 6’8 against curry and you turn the ball over pic.twitter.com/QyGxZ0jnJC
— zeb (@zebulunalford_) October 8, 2023
They said Thibs was holding him back 😭
— Chris 💫 (@ChrisTookFlight) October 8, 2023
That looked just like his Knicks debut
— Alex 🇺🇸🇨🇺 (@CtRedLFC) October 8, 2023
Not a lowlight reel from one preseason game
— Brett Usher (@UsherNBA) October 8, 2023
Perhaps Cam Reddish should have worked on his basketball game in the off season instead of focusing on “adding 10 pound of muscle”
— Midtown Mike (@MidtownMike22) October 8, 2023
Unfortunately his career is a lowlight reel
— Sean Gabrus (@yogabbathegreat) October 8, 2023
Big picture, one game is just one game. And if Reddish bounces back strong from his initial dud, nobody will remember it.
That said, the pressure is on.
A UCLA cheerleader’s wild photos went viral after the Washington State win:https://t.co/qRnIrlf79X
— Game 7 (@game7__) October 9, 2023
By any objective measure, Reddish has underperformed relative to the expectations set for him coming into the league.
Will Reddish be able to turn his career around with the Lakers this season? Time will tell.
A graduate from the University of Texas, Anthony Amador has been credentialed to cover the Houston Texans, Dallas Cowboys, San Antonio Spurs, Dallas Mavericks and high school games all over the Lone Star State. Currently, his primary beats are the NBA, MLB, NFL and UFC.