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Here are the first vicious National Basketball Association shots at Lonzo and LaVar Ball

Here are the first vicious National Basketball Association shots at Lonzo and LaVar Ball

EL SEGUNDO, Calif. (AP) - Lonzo Ball and his dad are staying home with the Los Angeles Lakers.

On Thursday, that destiny was realized.

As expected, the Los Angles Lakers selected Lonzo Ball as the second overall pick in this year's National Basketball Association (NBA) Draft.

Both Johnson and Pelinka assumed their posts last season during a dramatic coup in which Lakers president and governor Jeanie Buss cleaned house, vowing change after the team plummeted to the NBA's cellar with four straight 50-plus-loss seasons, the worst stretch in franchise history.

In fact, Walton said he'll just be happy if Lonzo Ball can lead the Lakers to "a couple of Summer League victories" when he heard what the elder Ball said.




"Yea, this is insane", Ball said in a media room at the Barclays Center, where he sat as the focal point of a conference call with reporters back at the Lakers' facility in El Segundo.

Lonzo Ball puts on a cap as he approaches the stage after being selected by the Los Angeles Lakers as the No. 2 pick overall during the NBA basketball draft, Thursday, June 22, 2017, in NY.

The Philadelphia 76ers' young stars, Ben Simmons and Joel Embiid, don't seem too entertained with it all. "Lonzo is going to be a Laker, and he's going to be part of what we do on the court with the other players that we have, but LaVar is his own person". Just everything he's going to teach me is going to be useful. "I feel like I can bring that to the team".

Interestingly, over the past 20 seasons, only five major conference players have averaged at least 14 points, six assists and six rebounds in a single season.

Lakers coach Luke Walton opted for a different word: "Genius". A model that retails for a not-so-modest $495.


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