LaVar Ball Says Lonzo Ball Switching Shoes is 'Making a Statement'

Ross Houston
July 18, 2017

The 19-year-old Lonzo Ball, who will expectedly be the Los Angeles Lakers starting point guard next season, will have a plenty of knowledge to learn, and on a franchise that is now light on veteran players, it could be an uphill battle. When Ivica Zubac hit a mid-range jump shot with 7:42 remaining in the ball game, the Blazers called time out and the biased Lakers' fans erupted into a frenzy at the Lakers leading by 13 points. "I wanted to get back out there but the training staff took care of me".

Ball, who left the Lakers' 108-98 semifinal victory over the Mavericks in the third quarter with tightness in his right calf, was having his best shooting night before his injury. And I think I had opportunities to play with Milwaukee for the Summer League, the Raptors, the Lakers, Miami, there were a few other teams that I didn't actually work out for pre-draft but they were interested.

"Every day, Magic and I say: 'How are we pursuing excellence?'" Lakers GM Rob Pelinka said in Vegas on Sunday, referring to new Lakers president Magic Johnson.

That means it's time to get ready for Tebow-mania, round two-except maybe to an even greater extreme.

TMZ caught up with Flea and he gushed about the young point guard out of UCLA.

"It's wonderful to watch".

Swanigan almost finished with a triple-double with 25 points, 12 rebounds and seven assists.

Dennis Smith Jnr paced the Mavericks with 21 points (7/13 FG) and six assists, while Yogi Ferrell added 15 points and five dimes.

Thomas' latest performance and the recent chance to start games is making it look like he chose the correct team for NBA Summer League play.

LaVar Ball told USA Today in March that he would beat basketball Hall of Famer Michael Jordan in a game, one-on-one.

The King was treated to a show as Lonzo had his best game in a Lakers uniform to date, recording 36 points, 11 assists, and eight rebounds. The Lakers' infectious ball movement is a testament to his court vision and pinpoint accuracy. LaVar Ball made headlines when he asked companies for a $1 billion licensing deal (and later raised his price to $3 billion), and fans were livid when it was announced that a pair of ZO2s, slated to become available to the public in November, will cost almost $500. Kuzma was quoted saying, "I play with a chip on my shoulder" after being asked whether he should have been picked higher than 27 overall in the draft.

Mavericks Summer League coach, and former Australian NBL import, Jamahl Mosley said Webster had impressed him in Vegas.

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