While Ball is unquestionably talented, he comes with some baggage - mostly in the form of LaVar Ball, his outspoken father.
Ball made his first three-point-shot of the night to quickly bounce back from his 2-of-15 shooting the night before.
While Crawford is intrigued by playing for the National Basketball Association champion Golden State Warriors, they don't have much left to offer financially.
The Lakers have several young core talented players that could develop into a superstar, but none have arrived with as much hype as second overall draft pick Lonzo Ball. He had moments of shakiness on defense, though he also connected with Brandon Ingram on an alley-oop on the first possession of the game.
Ingram brought his A+ game on Friday, hitting turnaround jumpers, playing aggressively on defense, and driving to the hoop with sick handles. Johnson claims that Ball, when the Lakers came to visit his house, admitted the braggadocio is just marketing for his new brand - Big Baller Brand.
In his Summer League debut, Lonzo Ball struggled the most with his perimeter shot, which allowed the Clippers to sit under screens and dare him to shoot. Just as he had looked to get the ball into Ingram's hands a night earlier, Ball identified Kuzma as his primary weapon and found the forward with every opportunity. The former All-Pac-12 First Team and Pac-12 All-Defensive Team selection appeared in 96 career games (64 starts) for the Utes, averaging 10.1 points, 5.5 rebounds and 1.5 assists. "But we didn't get the win so that's all I really care about". "Until we win, I'm not going to be happy".
And the usual cavernous scene high atop the Cox Pavilion Center on the University of Las Vegas campus was filled with fans, a seldom seen sell-out for a summer league game.
"He reminds me of Paul Pierce", Celtics summer league coach Walter McCarty said. "I think the way he plays the game, you can't help but follow".
Magic went so far as to call Ball an instant leader in the locker room.