Lonzo Ball is a member of the Los Angeles Lakers. His father has long told tale of the preceding sentence coming true in order to “speak it into existence,” and his vision finally became a reality when the Lakers took Ball with the No. 2 pick in the 2017 NBA Draft.
With the Southern California kid being introduced as “the new face of the Lakers” Friday, fans can finally start to get excited about his tenure with the team. If he’s able to turn around the purple and gold like he has every other team he’s ever played on, it will just add to his already growing legend.
Here to help you get more psyched is Chris Manning (AKA LD2K), the godfather of Lakers hype videos. Manning hasn’t released a video on his (amazing) YouTube channel in TWO YEARS, but the chance to make a video about the newest Laker was apparently too great to pass up.
Let the Lakers exceptionalism flow through you:
IS ANYONE ELSE READY TO RUN THROUGH A WALL?? I’M READY TO RUN THROUGH A WALL! THE LAKERS WILL BE CHAMPIONSHIP HANG THE BANNER NOW!
Harrison Faigen is co-host of the Locked on Lakers podcast (subscribe here, or listen to our latest episode where Manning discusses the video, Lonzo Ball hype, Paul George trade rumors and much more), and you can follow him on Twitter at @hmfaigen.