The availability of top point guard prospects in this year's draft made Russell expendable, and so Magic seized the opportunity to sell low on Russell in order to send Timofey Mozgov's disgusting four-year, $64 million contract out the door on his coattails.
Many experts had Ball on their draft boards at No. 2, based on his high intensity play, his court vision and unselfish willingness to get other players involved. "So it's definitely a dream come true and I just want to thank God".
"D'Angelo is an excellent player", Johnson said Friday, when the team introduced its top draft pick Lonzo Ball at its practice facility. We expect a Ball jersey hanging up there one day, all right?
Owners of 16 National Basketball Association championships, the Lakers have missed the playoffs in each of the last four seasons.
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There are two ways this is going to go: either the Lakers will completely flop and LaVar will have to eat his words (via Twitter memes), or they will trade for Paul George, grab a few superstars in free agency, and Lonzo, though he may grab a starting role, certainly won't deserve credit for leading them to the playoffs. "I'll have another hat on that say 'I told you so'". I wouldn't have made that move if I didn't think I could use that money.
If there's pressure being drafted in the lottery by a team with 16 championships, how much is that amplified when you are hand-picked by Magic Johnson himself to carry on his legacy? "With Earvin's vision and his persona, I think the organization is really taking on that positive joy that he seems to live with every day".
Lonzo Ball's first signature shoe with the LA Lakers, the Big Baller Brand ZO2 Lakers "SHO'TIME" has now received an update and is expected to release sooner than expected. "To me, it was just amusing, he just motivated me to work harder and be sure I put myself further and further in front". "I asked your grandfather, 'Just let him leave me one'".