Lakers great Magic Johnson picks successor in Lonzo Ball
Lakers great Magic Johnson picks successor in Lonzo Ball
Tar Heels forward Theo Pinson blocks the shot of Ducks forward Jordan Bell
24 June, 2017, 01:21
Kuzma is the latest athlete from the University of Utah to be drafted in the first round by an National Basketball Association team over a three-year period.
Ball will bring his playmaking and uncommon court vision to his hometown Lakers and, of course, a father who already has accorded his son both considerable baggage and his own apparel and shoe company.
Based on the Lakers' executive's words and the action of executing on the no. 2 pick, Lavar Ball seemingly helped Lonzo Ball become a Laker far more than he hurt his son's chances.
"There's never going to be another Magic Johnson, so I'm trying to be myself", he said.
Kuzma impressed the Lakers in a recent draft workout with an outside shooting touch complementing his physical inside game. All professional feedback through reviews on iTunes are greatly appreciated!
For now, though, the Lakers will bank on Ball helping revive a franchise that last made the playoffs in 2013. "But if I can come halfway short of him, you know it's going to be good". They selected two big men and one backcourt piece.
After it was all said and done, Ball tossed his hat into the crowd at the Barclays Center, and a fan in an Atlanta Hawks jersey caught it.
Making matters worse for the rookie, players on the 76ers went out of their way to bash LaVar and Lonzo while the father was giving an interview on ESPN. His multidimensional attributes coupled with his hustle could have him well on his way to being a solid rotation player for the Lakers in the future.
LaVar Ball had a big night.
Lonzo Ball entered his lone season at UCLA as a soft-spoken and dynamic player expected to be taken near the top of the draft.
Kuzma played three years at the University of Utah and was the team's leading scorer his junior season, averaging 16.4 points per game.
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