This might be Markelle Fultz’s unofficial welcome to the Boston Celtics-Los Angeles Lakers rivalry.
Fultz, expected by many to go to the Celtics with the No. 1 pick in next week’s NBA draft, worked out with the Lakers — who own the second pick — on Thursday. The Lakers obviously are doing their due diligence in case something weird happens at the top of the draft and Fultz is there when they make their selection. But like we said, many expect Fultz to be a Celtic, and the presumption of many is that UCLA point guard Lonzo Ball will go No. 2 to the Lakers.
Ball is a potential franchise cornerstone, as he’s arguably the best passer in the draft. He’s not a great shooter, however, in part because of his unconventional shooting form.
Back to Fultz, though. It sounds like he had a pretty solid workout with the Lakers, and it sounds like the Lakers came away fairly impressed with the kid, too … especially his shooting form?
Maybe the Lakers just liked his shot, and that’s something Fultz figured he’d share with the media. It would, however, be a much juicier story if Fultz was taking a dig at Ball. And it certainly would be a nice little start to what could be the next chapter in the great Celtics-Lakers rivalry.
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