The Los Angeles Lakers are playing their first preseason game since drafting Lonzo Ball, so yes, it’s a big Saturday night for the franchise.
The preseason opener is in Anaheim at the Honda Center, one of the usual exhibition venues for the purple and gold. That makes for a smaller, more intimate, arena setting compared to to a night in STAPLES Center. That also makes things, like Lakers fans lining up to meet and welcome LaVar Ball to our basketball family, possible.
See for yourself:
The line to meet LaVar Ball at the Honda Center. pic.twitter.com/wHDFVDtXPe— Andrew Martinez (@IamDrewInLA) October 1, 2017
Is it absolutely crazy? Sure. On the other hand, with how much hope is being placed on Lonzo being the key to a Lakers revival, it’s not surprising so many want to shake his father’s hand while welcoming them to the purple and gold family.
Still, mostly crazy, and this is something I expect we’ll see plenty of all season.