“Oh, ain’t nobody tinkering with his shot,” his father LaVar said Monday on ESPN LA 710 (via ESPN). “He’s going to shoot the same way, comfortable, like I said, who cares about his shot.”
Ball has shot just 38.2 percent from the field so far in the Las Vegas Summer League. He has especially struggled from the perimeter, shooting just 10-of-42 from three-point range (23.8 percent).
NBA’s Phantom Cam captured one of his made threes:
Despite his early struggles, LaVar Ball believes the problem is just a small sample size.
“Here’s the thing, he missed a lot of shots in the first few games,” his father explained. “They act like the percentage is going to stay there. He’ll go about four or five games where he’ll go 4-for-5, 6-for-8. It will catch up with him. So it’s not a big deal. And it’ll come out to a percentage where he’s always been, in the high 40s.”
Ball was an All-American in his only season at UCLA, knocking down 41.2 percent of his shots from three-point range.
Even if his shooting doesn’t improve, the No. 2 overall pick has still shown he can make a positive impact on the game in other ways. He has led the Lakers to the summer-league finals thanks to double-doubles in three straight games, including three triple-doubles.
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