It was a warm welcome home for Jordan Farmar on Tuesday night.
After leaving the Los Angeles Lakers in 2010 for the New Jersey Nets, and then having stops overseas in Israel and Turkey, the ex-UCLA guard and L.A. native finally came home and suited up in that purple and gold uniform once again.
Farmar had 16 points, 6 assists, 4 rebounds and a steal in just 27 minutes of a play as he continued his promising form that he displayed during the pre-season.
After the game, Farmar told TNT’s Craig Sager that he put his impressive progression down to growing and maturing as both a player and person during his hiatus from his hometown Lakers.
Farmar left the Lakers with two championship rings, but returned three years later with a wife and two daughters. The kid grew up, and so did his game.