Since Kobe Bryant bid goodbye to the game, rookie head coach Luke Walton and his wards have been surprisingly successful in reviving the team's Showtime glory days.
For one, D'Angelo Russell, Julius Randle, Jordan Clarkson, and Brandon Ingram are persuading people about the Lakers' youth movement.
Sixth Man of the Year frontrunner Lou Williams has helped their bench rise to NBA relevance, while Nick Young has turned from enigmatic shot-chucker to legitimate starting shooting guard.
Even Timofey Mozgov are making fans forget about his $64-million contract—Oops—by providing frontcourt stability.
And then there's Larry Nance, Jr., who could do things like this:
You know your highlight is sick when opposing reserves get that animated.
It took a while before we could say this again, but yeah, it's good to be a Laker fan these days.