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 Ball says Lonzo Ball is going to take the Lakers to the playoffs in his first year. 👀
— NBA SKITS (@NBA_Skits) June 23, 2017
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.
— Lonzo Ball (@ZO2_) June 23, 2017
It’s more someone than something.
Watch the moment of truth…
— NBA UK (@NBAUK) June 23, 2017
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.