Simeon grad Talen Horton-Tucker makes history with Lakers' NBA Finals win
How Horton-Tucker made history by winning the Lakers' finals originally appeared on NBC Sports Chicago
Los Angeles Lakers rookie guardian Talen Horton-Tucker was one of many with Chicagoland ties to appear on basketball's biggest stage at the 2020 NBA Finals.
And although the Simeon graduate didn't log a minute for the series title winners, the Lakers win puts him firmly in the record books.
According to a study by Bryan Kalbrosky of Hoops Hype, Horton-Tucker, who turns 20 on November 25, is the youngest American-born player to win an NBA finals ring. He overtook Lakers great Magic Johnson, who won his first chip at age 20 in 1980.
Here are the five youngest players to win NBA titles, according to Kalbrosky and Hoops Hype:
Darko Miličić, Detroit Pistons - 18.9 years old
Talen Horton-Tucker, Lakers - 19.8 years old
Magic Johnson, Lakers - 20.7 years old
Tony Parker, San Antonio Spurs - 21.1 years old
Vern Mikkelsen, Minneapolis Lakers - 21.5 years old
A nice piece of history for the Chicago native.
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