Age: 21 Height: 6-6 Weight: 190 lbs School: UCLA
Before last season, LaVar Ball predicted LeBron James would sign with the Lakers. Having his son, Lonzo Ball, on the Lakers already gave LaVar a significant platform. Add LeBron and the ensuing hoopla, and LaVar’s spotlight would widen and intensify even further.
Kobe Bryant has no doubt the Los Angeles Lakers will be NBA champions "before you know it". Only the Boston Celtics can boast more NBA titles that the Lakers' haul of 16, but they were last champions in 2010 and have not reached the playoffs since 2013. The close-season arrival of basketball powerhouse LeBron James sparked excitement, while the future looks bright with the likes of Lonzo Ball, Brandon Ingram and Kyle Kuzma among the ranks.
In a week where the Lakers only have three games and he hasn't been producing at a star level, Lonzo Ball is a hard, but real sit candidate.
With well over a month of the NBA season already in the books, it's clear that the Los Angeles Lakers are a talented team. But, much like any that's home to the world's greatest player in LeBron James, there are adjustments to be made. Through the first 21 games, the Lakers are 12-9 with
Los Angeles Lakers guard Lonzo Ball suffered a sprained left ankle in Tuesday's 117-85 road loss to the Denver Nuggets. However, he's set to play when the Lakers host the Indiana Pacers on Thursday. (10:30 ET, NBA League Pass).