Hometown standout Lonzo Ball eager to play for LA Lakers

Lynette Rowe
June 24, 2017

Ball recently claimed that his son Lonzo, Los Angeles' No. 2 pick in the 2017 NBA Draft, will help the Lakers return to the playoffs in his first year in the league.

"Listen, there can be a sense of bravado with some of the media stuff, but when you get to see the heart of the person and how they treat others, I think that's when you really get to know them", Pelinka said.

Yes, that is LaVar Ball in a nutshell, deal with it.

Russell isn't totally blameless in this (just ask Nick Young), and he probably needed a fresh start somewhere else, but it's hard for a 21-year-old kid in a bad situation to display all the leadership qualities he could have.

Prior to the pitch, Ball played catch with a ball girl and snapped photos with a few wide-eyed fans. Will his unorthodox shot release work in the National Basketball Association? "I think the vision and the abilities that Lonzo has puts him in a class of being a transcendent talent".

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There have been some differing opinions about Ball throughout the pre-draft process. I think players around the National Basketball Association feel that as well and are going to be attracted to that energy here. It is not an easy process, and Ball was heavily scrutinized during it.

That moment destroyed the relationship of D'Angelo Russell and his Los Angeles Lakers teammates for the rest of the season. He will be a wonderful addition to their roster.

Aside from Ball, the Lakers added three players to their roster during the 2017 NBA Draft. He was able to dominate games despite his smaller stature; imagine what he could have done if he stood 6-feet-5 inches tall like Ball does. Kuzma was projected to go to the Lakers with No. 28 pick by Draft Express and The Ringer leading up to the draft. Thomas came away very impressed with Ball's disposition more than any skills he showcases on the court.

"He's the best point guard to play", Ball said of Johnson. "He's a pass-first, shoot-second guy, but he can shoot. I'm not saying he's going to dominate the National Basketball Association, but he's definitely going to help your team win a lot of games". In many ways, Tom Brady is like a point guard. This past season, Hart led the Big East in points per game (18.1), player efficiency rating (28.1) and win shares (7.7).

You can order a pair right here, although they won't be shipping until February 10th, just in time for the NBA All-Star Weekend in Los Angeles! And I said, OK, that's all I needed to hear. LeBron James also is among the stars eligible to be a free agent next summer. "But I believe Ball will be a superstar in his own way".

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