Talen Horton-Tucker Makes NBA History

The Los Angeles Lakers won their 17th championship in franchise history, defeating the Miami Heat in six games. The team was led by LeBron James and Anthony Davis, and a solid mix of complimentary pieces.

One player who didn't get any run, but still collects his ring, is forward Talen Horton-Tucker. He just happened to make some history in the process.

Horton-Tucker becomes the youngest American born player to win an NBA Championship, at 19.8 years of age. He sits behind only Darko Milicic, who was 18.9 years old when the Pistons won back in early 2000's. 

Horton-Tucker doesn't turn 20 until November 20th. The second-round pick managed to sneak into six regular season games, and averaged just under 6 points. He had two appearances in the second round of the playoffs against the Houston Rockets and collected 14 points. 

Regardless, he practiced and battled every day with his teammates, and can sleep easy - he's an NBA champ!

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