After the NBA Draft Lottery, where the Lakers got the number two pick in the draft, many thought that Lonzo Ball would be headed to the Lakers. Now, based off various reports, you wonder if Ball to the Lakers will happen.
UCLA broadcaster and former NBA player Tracy Murray favorably compared Ball to Magic Johnson. However, former Lakers star Robert Horry feels differently. Horry gave TMZ Sports his thoughts on Ball. When asked if he felt Ball could bring the Lakers back to prominence, Horry had this to say:
“He’s not Magic Johnson. Only Magic can do that, so, he’s no Kobe Bryant,” Horry said.
Horry does believe that Ball should work out for other NBA teams.
With all indications that Markelle Fultz is going to Philly, it looks like Ball will be there for the Lakers at two. Ball to the Lakers just makes too much sense. He is everything the Lakers need on and off the court. His style of play seems to fit with what the Lakers are trying to do in terms of pace; He will bring fans to the Staples Center, and give the team a buzz that it has not had in years.
I don’t see Magic passing on Ball, but anything is possible.