Lonzo Ball (calf) hopes to play in Summer League final

LaVar Ball says son Lonzo is showing shoe brands 'what they could have had'

LaVar Ball says son Lonzo is showing shoe brands 'what they could have had'

"We are in a league right now that is kind of dominated by scoring point guards", Lakers general manager Rob Pelinka said before Ball suffered the calf injury.

With all eyes on 'Zo, everyone was ready to see if he would justify the buzz and deliver in his first game against the Clippers... But after Motley and the Mavericks charged to within 12, the Lakers surged back comfortable ahead thanks to Kyle Kuzma's four-point play over Ding Yanyuhang.

"You know, part of it was our defense, and part of it was they got hot", Mavs summer-league head coach Jamahl Mosley said while breaking down the first half.

James told Goodman on Wednesday that he was in town to work out and mentor some of the young players on Cleveland's summer league team, visit with former Cavs assistant and current Sixers summer league coach Lloyd Pierce, and catch a glimpse of Lonzo Ball.

The reigning ACC freshman of the year also had seven rebounds and two assists. A true leader with the ability to make those around him better.

Torrey Craig had 27 points and 11 rebounds off the bench to lead Denver to its first victory and a spot in the second round. But don't think for one second that Lonzo is all bark and no bite. Therefore, what three players could potentially play shooting guard for the Lakers after Caldwell-Pope?

Ball also had 7 turnovers and only shot 6-20 from the field, but his shooting was mostly expected to be hot and cold, and the raw highlights are still pretty impressive*. But that is something that can easily be corrected, and more than likely will.

Whether it was a turnaround jumper over fellow lottery pick Dennis Smith Jr. or a almost full-court slingshot pass to set up a basket, Ball once again showed why Lakers fans are giddy about his future.

Lonzo has stepped up with Brandon Ingram shut down for precautionary reasons. "It was the first time I was making shots". Larry Nance texted me on the phone, same idea. Center Ivica Zubac showed flashes of excellence at 19 years old in his rookie season.

They were an outlandish purple color, but more noticeably, they weren't the Big Baller Brand model touted by his annoying dad, LaVar, and selling for the low, low price of $495.

On Wednesday night in Vegas, Ball sported Nike kicks, and the Lakers' point guard followed that up with wearing Adidas shoes for Thursday night's game.

The ball era has officially begun.

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