Magic Johnson welcomes Lonzo Ball to the Lakers

Posted June 23, 2017

The Sixers had acquired the top slot in a trade with the Boston Celtics, who now have the third pick. The trade has resulted in the widespread knowledge that the 76ers will be taking guard Markelle Fultz with the number one pick.

BOOM! There really is no other word as the prophecy has come to fruition: UCLA Basketball's Lonzo Ball is officially part of the Los Angeles Lakers' organization.

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Lonzo Ball, right, poses for a photo with NBA Commissioner Adam Silver after being selected by the Los Angeles Lakers as the No. 2 overall pick during the NBA basketball draft, Thursday, June 22, 2017, in NY. If we've learned nothing else about LaVar Ball over the last several months, it's that he doesn't seem to worry about what's diplomatic and realistic. Ball, a Chino Hills native who excelled in his one year with the Bruins, had been widely projected by most experts as the team's likely pick with the No. 2 selection. Magic Johnson and Rob Pelinka.

Substantive criticism of his game include an unorthodox jump shot that may make it hard to score on the pro level, somewhat average defense and either an unwillingness or inability to consistently get to the rim.