Lonzo Ball bounced back in such a way that Big Sean may be inspired to make a part 2 of his hit song, leading the Los Angeles Lakers to a win with a game-high 29 points. Not only was he getting buckets, he pulled down 11 rebounds and dished out nine assists.
The amount of could-be assists that were dropped, or overthrown hail mary passes miscalculated, robbed Lonzo from becoming the youngest player ever to record a triple-double, but it’s only a matter of time.
Ball made great reads out of the pick-and-roll, playing the defense like a fiddle at times. He created space for himself by playing away from the defense and found teammates left-and-right as he dropped dimes. It was an impressive display of control from Lonzo, who had the defense on a string once he got them off-balance out of screens.
It was a night-and-day difference from his debut performance, and one Lakers fans will remember for some time. Sit back and enjoy the first of many highlight reels from the No. 2 pick: