“With the second pick in the 2017 NBA draft, the Los Angeles Lakers select Lonzo Ball,” Silver said last Thursday.
That sentence danced around the heads of Lakers Nation long before the words were ever uttered. The 6’6″ point guard out of UCLA had been linked to his hometown team for months. Once the franchise caught a bit of lottery luck, the rest became a formality.
So, what should Hollywood expect from its new leading actor? Well, a boisterous father, for starters, but contrary to the amount of media attention he receives, this pick is all about the player—not the trunk of his family tree.
As Lonzo Ball prepares to make his big league transition, we’ve started our own preparation by compiling everything Lakers fans need to know about their newest prospect.