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LaVar Ball absolutely owned the 2017 NBA Draft

Los Angeles Lakers GM Rob Pelinka, a longtime sports agent turned front office man, produced a creative comparison for star point guard Lonzo Ball, the team’s pick at No. 2 in Thursday’s NBA Draft.Ball’s appearance before the Dodgers’ matchup against the Colorado Rockies culminated a whirlwind day and a half, that began with his selection in Thursday’s National Basketball Association draft in NY.”I told you. From the words of Zeus, Jesus, everybody said he gonna be a Laker”, LaVar Ball told broadcasters before the draft started, according to USA Today.”Everybody knows [Lonzo] going to be a Laker“, he said.”Obviously, he’s the best point guard to ever play“, Ball, wearing a purple-and-gold Lakers hat, said after his selection.Ball’s unusual jumpshot, which he hoists across his body from his waist, has led to some questions about his ability to shoot successfully in the National Basketball Association.When Lonzo was introduced at his welcoming press conference, the first thing he said was “I just wanna say thank you to the organization for calling my name, making my dream come true, I’m happy to be home and I’m ready to get to work”.Tweet Embed: https://twitter.com/mims/statuses/878052762537181184 Luke Walton on LaVar’s playoff prediction: “Right now I want (Lonzo) to lead us to a couple of summer league victories”. “He doesn’t need to change; just play his game”.And down here, we’ll bury LaVar’s rant about his son taking the Lakers to the playoffs in his first season.Fox’s stats are no where near what Fultz put up, but then again how much will National Basketball Association general managers weigh the teams’ successes last season.Pelinka rhapsodized about Ball’s passing skills, comparing the teenager to Steve Nash, Jason Kidd, Magic himself – and even Tom Brady and Aaron Rodgers. As a general manager, Pelinka is surely infatuated with the player he just selected – and he wants to promote positive dialogue around the player, which is positive for Pelinka because his job depends upon Ball excelling. I’m fine where we are. Magic Johnson chose to go a bit further, though, and explain why the moves were made. “I’m glad that they picked me because I didn’t have any other shoes under the table”.