Los Angeles Lakers forward Troy Brown Jr. has mostly been inconsistent throughout the 2022-23 campaign. But on Wednesday night, it was Brown who stole the show after he eviscerated Phoenix Suns star Devin Booker with an incredible two-way sequence that made the 23-year old Lakers forward look like a million bucks.

Booker has never been an easy cover. But Brown made defending him look like child's play. The Suns shooting guard tried to spin on the Lakers forward, but the ball came loose off of his hands. Brown, sensing blood, proceeded to strip the ball away as clean as a whistle from Booker after the Suns star tried to pull off a crossover.

While that was impressive enough on its own, Troy Brown Jr. proceeded to take the ball all the way to the other end of the court, detonating for a mean transition jam over Devin Booker to twist the knife ferociously down the Suns' star's guts.

In fact, some even pointed out that Brown should have gone to the free throw line for an and-one.

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Troy Brown Jr. hasn't quite developed his off the bounce game. Or even his offensive game as a whole. He scored just six points in 25 minutes of action in what ended up being a 122-111 win for the Lakers over the Suns to help them keep pace in the tight Western Conference playoff race.

Nonetheless, he has quietly become one of the more underrated defenders and one of the more solid catch-and-shoot three-point marksmen in the Lakers squad. And this has not gone unnoticed in the eyes of Lakers fans.

Some fans on Twitter expressed their concerns every time Brown wasn't the primary defender on Devin Booker.

At the very least, it looks like the Lakers have unearthed yet another unheralded gem, which would be crucial for their future as they try to complement LeBron James and Anthony Davis with solid role players akin to the ones they lost in their disastrous Russell Westbrook trade back in 2021. It's not too often that a player making the minimum could go toe-to-toe with someone like Devin Booker, let alone demolish him in such an enthralling sequence.