It started against the Philadelphia 76ers. Sacramento Kings rookie point guard De’Aaron Fox received the inbound, sized up Robert Covington, and drilled a mid-range jumper over Covington’s outstretched arm.
Then it happened again in Miami. Down by one with seconds remaining, Fox flew in out of nowhere to slam home a put back dunk against the Miami Heat. It was a stunning display of timing and leaping ability.
And now we have a third example of Fox coming up big in the clutch. This one wasn’t a game winner, but Fox left Spencer Dinwiddie in the dust and sank a high floater to send the Brooklyn Nets to overtime, and an eventual Kings victory.
And just as important, Fox came up with a huge defensive rebound to help seal the victory.
Fox flies over everyone for a clutch defensive rebound!!! pic.twitter.com/GrtMnUhgjm— Kings on NBCS (@NBCSKings) March 2, 2018
The Kings have something special in De’Aaron Fox. He’s not afraid of the big moments, and in fact seems to thrive in them.