His declaration for the National Basketball Association draft came as a surprise to some, who thought he would stay one more year to up his numbers in addition to taking time to recover from foot surgery, which he had in May.
"That's the goal", the newest Laker said not to be outdone by his father.
In their second trade, the Lakers traded the 28th pick to the Utah Jazz in exchange for the 30th and 42nd overall selections.
"There's never going to be another Magic Johnson, so I'm trying to be myself", he said.
Analysts have pegged him to be the Lakers' choice months heading into the annual draft. All professional feedback through reviews on iTunes are greatly appreciated!
The Lakers haven't made the NBA Playoffs since 2013, a once inconceivable thought for a franchise with the second most championships (16) and most finals appearances (31) in NBA history.
Proud papa, non-stop hype man and brash and shrewd businessman, LaVar Ball is part Donald Trump, Don King, Ari Gold, the late Muhammed Ali and Kris Jenner rolled into one multi-cultural, bi-racial package of flair, bravado and marketing savvy. Just everything he's going to teach me is going to be useful.
Ball went to UCLA and his family lives in Chino Hills, so as far as being local, Ball is as home grown as it gets in a league with the Lakers' two rookies from a season ago grew tall in Croatia and Georgia-the state, not the country. His defense is strong, which you love to see from young players. With preternatural court vision, a solid scoring touch and a desire to become a leader, the Los Angeles-area native had everything that his favorite team's top brass wanted.
Right after Lonzo was selected by Los Angeles, Ball, as usual, had something to say.
Brooklyn doesn't appreciate LaVar Ball's attitude.
In his lone season at UCLA, Ball showcased just that ability turning the school into the best offense in the nation that averaged 90.4 points per game.