Lonzo Ball Shows Off Star Talent with LeBron James Looking On

Ross Houston
July 17, 2017

Meanwhile, Smith once again provided the offense, highlighting the third quarter with an emphatic slam after a drive down the lane. "I think that's what happened, and then we were playing catch-up for the rest of the game".

"He's a good player", Briscoe, who scored 12 points in 8½ minutes, said. "LaVar said it was gonna happen".

Everyone is paying close attention to Lonzo Ball these days.

Same goes for basketball players, football players, tennis players, baseball players and so on.

Lonzo Ball Shows Off Star Talent with LeBron James Looking On

The Nuggets, who had dropped their first three games and are seeded 23rd, will meet the No. 7 Brooklyn Nets. Ball had his shot going, at one point posting up a defender before hitting a turnaround fadeaway jumper. But he chose to wear Kobe Bryant's signature shoes against the 76ers Wednesday night. "Thought I'd switch it up". The arena filled slowly throughout the day, but was packed by Lakers tipoff.

The Lakers eliminated the Sixers from summer league tournament contention with a 103-102 victory (Instant Replay).

They were so boisterous that during a halftime baby race, an announcer asked the crowd to please not boo a baby wearing a Celtics jersey. "We love the young players that we have with this team".

Ball, 19, was the second overall pick in the NBA Draft this year out of UCLA.


As a precaution, the Lakers' medical staff sat Ball after he felt the problem with 6:26 to play in the third quarter, but the team reportedly was optimistic he'll be able to play Monday.

Dallas Mavericks guard Dennis Smith Jr.(1) shoots as Los Angeles Lakers center Ivica Zubac (40) looks on during the NBA Summer League semifinal game at Thomas and Mack Center on Sunday, July 16, 2017, in Las Vegas. Boston (4-0) didn't play, or miss, the last two No. 3 picks in the draft in Jaylen Brown and Jayson Tatum.

"They're not a very good outside shooting team, but they were getting downhill on us".

It's also excited fans.


Bryant, one of Nike's most famous brand representatives, normally acknowledges fellow Nike athletes, like Kyrie Irving and Devin Booker, who channel his "Mamba Mentality" for scoring, but has yet to pay homage to the Lakers' rookie. Poised and intelligent. He wears jersey No.2 but plays like a No.1. Others had his Lakers jersey on. He has recorded two triple-doubles in the summer league.

There are no guarantees of how that will translate to the regular season, but the start has offered some hope.


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