Lonzo Ball feels better when he hits his shots.
That’s what we learned Saturday following the Los Angeles Lakers’ 86-81 loss to the Boston Celtics in an NBA Summer League game in Las Vegas. Ball registered a triple-double with with 11 points, 11 rebounds and 11 assists, a dramatic improvement from his summer-league debut in which he scored just five points and shot 2-for-15 a in the Lakers’ loss to the Los Angeles Clippers.
Ball spoke to reporters following the Lakers-Celtics game, opening up about his first experiences as a professional player, the value he places on winning (echoing his father LaVar Ball) and complimenting Boston’s summer-league standouts Jaylen Brown and Jayson Tatum.
Ball, the No. 2 overall pick in the 2017 NBA Draft, already has mastered athlete-speak. That didn’t take long.
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