The LA Lakers have selected Instagram savvy player Lonzo Ball who has played just one season of college football in the NBA draft.
The 19-year-old point guard who is from Anaheim, a few miles from Los Angeles has been compared with the likes of Magic Johnson, who heads the basketball operations of the Lakers.
“I respect Magic Johnson and he is without a doubt the best point guard in the history of the NBA. So if I can match or even come close to his record, I’d be satisfied”
“So right now I just want to link up with team and start the learning process”
In his first and only season playing in the UCLA, Lorenzo Ball, led the assist chart with an average of 7.6 per game.
Lorenzo is the son of LaVar Ball who played for the football team, the London Monarchs and is his son’s representative and number hype man.
In March, LaVar Ball made a bold claim that his son is way better than Golden State Warriors star Stephen Curry. Who just earned another NBA ring. He also stated that his son was way better than King James aka Lebron James, who has three NBA rings to his credit.
LaVar Ball also operates a clothing line website where trainers that are branded with his son’s name for about $495. The price tag has been constantly criticized by multiple NBA title winner, Shaquille O’Neal.
Philadelphia 75ers Pick Markelle Fultz
The Philadelphia 76ers first pick in the NBA draft is Markelle Fultz from the University of Washington guard.
Markelle Fultz was one of the top players in the College League last season as he scored an average of 23 points in every game with a lot more than five assist and rebounds.