During his post-draft interview on the Lakers’ periscope channel, the No. 2 pick confirmed he will continue to wear the No. 2 he wore with UCLA with the Lakers.
This isn’t incredibly shocking information, but it is relevant from the perspective of fans ready to get a jump on buying a jersey, and it’s also relevant because it’s the number Derek Fisher wore during his NBA career.
Fisher was a beloved role player, and while his jersey getting retired was always unlikely, this would seem to be the final nail in that coffin, especially if Ball becomes as special of a player as the organization and fans hope he’ll be.