Lonzo Ball is not waiting for the regular season to entertain fans. Ball had 36 points, 11 assists and eight rebounds in the Lakers Summer League win over the Sixers. The only knock on Ball’s performance was shooting three of ten from the three-point line.
Ball displayed what many consider to be the best court vision of the 2017 rookie class as this full court dime shows:
The Lonzo to Kuzma connection is still strong #LakersSummer
More impressive than Ball’s stat line was his ability to lead the Lakers back from a double-digit deficit. With 21 seconds remaining, Ball scored the game-tying basket and was fouled. Ball’s free throw gave the Lakers the win.
The matchup would have featured the top two picks in the 2017 NBA Draft, but Markelle Fultz hurt his ankle earlier in summer league.
Despite his epic performance, the post-game discussions have centered around Ball’s shoes. Ball chose to wear Nike shoes over his signature Big Baller Brand kicks. Ball came out in purple Kobe A.D. shoes.
2 yrs ago at the U.S. Open, Andy Murray tossed away Under Armour shoes for Adidas. It was a big deal. Lonzo Ball wearing Nikes feels similar pic.twitter