John Lucas III showed up to the United Center last night with something to prove (there’s no way any of us forgot how Lebron James actually dunked over him in Maimi earlier this season, it still hurts to see it replayed as a top dunk). Lucas was like a spark off the bench with 24 points – missing his personal high by one point – he hit 9 of 12 shots and 3 of 5 3-pointers. He just didn’t miss much and Bulls fans were eating it up.
As I watched John Lucas III destroy the Miami Heat and his defender, who happened to be “King” Lebron James, I couldn’t help but notice the crazy resemblance between Lucas and Carlton Banks from The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air. I immediately had to google image “Carlton Banks” where I finally learned the actor’s name, it’s Alfonso Ribeiro if you didn’t know, and they’re definitely long lost brothers. I was reassured when I saw this photo floating around online, I was not alone in my observation.
There is one thing I know for sure, if Lucas can have more games like last night coming off the bench like an animal, I will be doing the Carlton Banks “happy dance” for all to see.