Lakers’ Talen Horton-Tucker on playing in his native Chicago

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Talen Horton-Tucker of the Los Angeles Lakers returned home for the game versus the Chicago Bulls. The 20-year-old sophomore remembered the last time he played in United Center. Turns out it was back when he was just eight years old.

“It felt good actually being out there tonight,” the Lakers guard, who finished the game with 10 points in 21 minutes, said after the game.

He also talked about visiting his hometown with the coronavirus restrictions and having to stay in the hotel instead of meeting with his family.

“Just being able to do that is something that people take for granted sometimes. Just not being able to do that made me look at it and appreciate it a little bit more,” THT said.