Lonzo Ball lived the first day of his Los Angeles Lakers dream Friday. After his hometown team selected him with the No. 2 pick in the 2017 NBA Draft Thursday, Ball spent Fridau getting his introduction to the local media and recording various segments at Spectrum Sportsnet.
With all that stuff in the rearview mirror, however, Ball was able to cross something off his bucket list that every Southern California native has on theirs: tossing out the first pitch at a Los Angeles Dodgers game.
Social media took fans through the whole night. First, Ball received a custom Dodgers jersey:
Trading in the purple & gold for @Dodgers blue #LakeShow #LetsGoDodgers pic.twitter.com/LRl6VS1x7m— Los Angeles Lakers (@Lakers) June 24, 2017
Take pictures with some members of the team:
Zo hangin' with the fellas pic.twitter.com/3A83TIp8ii— Los Angeles Lakers (@Lakers) June 24, 2017
He even ran into his new boss:
Running into friends at the Ravine pic.twitter.com/k4Q8llz3lo— Los Angeles Lakers (@Lakers) June 24, 2017
And after a little warm-up, he got to toss out the first pitch:
.@ZO2_ warming up for tonight's ceremonial first pitch! pic.twitter.com/VRHRwHZ8Hk— Los Angeles Dodgers (@Dodgers) June 24, 2017
.@ZO2_ ➡️ @kenleyjansen74#LakeShow | #LetsGoDodgers pic.twitter.com/17tgQNXHkW— Los Angeles Dodgers (@Dodgers) June 24, 2017
All in all, it was a pretty good day in LA.
⚾️ @ZO2_ @Dodgers pic.twitter.com/gDeks4BCBs— Los Angeles Lakers (@Lakers) June 24, 2017
Harrison Faigen is co-host of the Locked on Lakers podcast (subscribe here), and you can follow him on Twitter at @hmfaigen.