As expected, the Lakers selected Lonzo Ball with the second overall pick in the 2017 NBA Draft.

It wasn’t a shock to too many people, and it certainly wasn’t a shock to Ball’s dad, LaVar.

LaVar has been saying for months that his son would be drafted by their hometown Lakers and that Lonzo would immediately turn the subpar LakeShow squad into playoff contenders.

There’s something else that would help that scenario come to fruition as well.

It’s more someone than something.

Watch the moment of truth…

The Lakers have a lot of faith in the UCLA standout; trading De’Angelo Russell (their second overall pick two years ago) to Brooklyn, leaving the door wide open for Lonzo to come in and have an immediate impact at the point.

Someone else would have an immediate impact on a larger scale…

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