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2017 NBA Draft: Lonzo Ball confirms he’ll wear No. 2 with the Lakers

Get the jersey-making machines ready!

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The Los Angeles Lakers selected Lonzo Ball with the No. 2 pick in the 2017 NBA Draft, and after the selection, the guard announced he’ll wear a similar number with the team.

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.

Harrison Faigen is co-host of the Locked on Lakers podcast (subscribe here), and you can follow him on Twitter at @hmfaigen.

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