Former Texas Tech basketball standout Adonis Arms upstages Bronny James

With 32 points and 11 rebounds, Adonis Arms stole the show from Bronny James as the NBA Summer League got underway.
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The NBA Summer Leagues provide opportunities for fringe NBA players and young prospects to prove that they deserve a shot at the game's highest level. Saturday, a popular former Texas Tech basketball standout, Adonis Arms, put his best foot forward while the entire basketball world was watching one of his opponents.

Playing for one of the Sacramento Kings Summer League squads, Arms put up 32 points, 11 rebounds, and five assists as the Kings defeated the Los Angeles Lakers Summer League team 108-94. Of course, this game was notable, and even nationally televised, because it was the NBA summer debut of Lebron James' son Bronny.

For what it's worth, the second-round pick in this year's draft was just 2-9 shooting on his way to just four points. He was 0-3 from three-point range while putting up two assists, two rebounds, and a steal in 22 minutes of action.

It was Arms' performance that had Red Raider fans buzzing, though. In fact, he was the toast of the Summer League thanks to his dominant showing.

Since 2022, Arms has been playing in the NBA G League. In 2022-23, he saw action in 18 games for the Grand Rapids Gold. He averaged 11.3 points, 4.9 rebounds, and 2.3 assists per game.

This past season, he played in 14 games for the Memphis Hustle. He posted 12.2 points, 5.2 rebounds, and 2.6 assists.

Of course, Red Raider fans still think fondly of the lone season Arms spent in Lubbock. Helping the Red Raiders reach the 2022 Sweet 16, he averaged 8.6 points, 4.4 rebounds, and 2.8 assists per game for Texas Tech.

Now, he is trying to prove once again that he deserves a shot in the NBA. If he continues to dominate the Summer League, that's exactly what he'll get.