James recently revealed that — like a lot of fans — he wasn’t thrilled with how it went down. Ball, however, had a slightly... different... reaction than James did.
During an appearance on HBO’s “The Shop,” Ball admitted that after he found out about Johnson’s decision from James in the pregame locker room on the final night of the regular season, he said the same thing as almost everyone who watched what went down that night:
“It was different for me. Like, when I saw it, I was like ‘damn this s--- crazy!’”
I was also like “damn, this s--- crazy” on the night that Johnson resigned, as many of you likely were, so this is a very relatable reaction from Lonzo.
However, unlike most of the rest of us, it sounds like Ball moved past it pretty quickly:
“Then I took a minute and I was like ‘Yo Kuz, what we doing tonight?’ (laughs). The way he (LeBron) looked at it wasn’t how I looked at it. I was just like ‘wow, this dude really stepped down! All right. Like yo, what’s good?’ So that’s how I saw it.”
We could all learn a little bit about how to deal with Lakers news from how Lonzo — someone who this actually (presumably) affects — handled Johnson’s unforeseen curveball. Sometimes it’s easy to treat every development around this team as if it’s life or death, but it’s not. Sometimes that s--- is just crazy, and we would all do well to remember that this franchise has always dealt with drama. Sage stuff from a player that seems to be growing up right before our eyes.
Now, like Lonzo, we just have to wait and see what’s good.