The growing consensus among NBA pundits is that the Los Angeles Lakers will take Lonzo Ball with the second pick of the draft. From Chino Hills to UCLA, the Ball family is an LA institution, and Lonzo and LaVar have made it clear that’s where they want to be. Despite all the crazy (and there is a lot of crazy), the Lakers seem open to this marriage…maybe. According to ye olde Jonathan Givony of Draft Express, Ball is the heavy favorite for the Lakers, but they’re also intrigued by De’Aaron Fox, whom they met with at the NBA Combine. So intrigued they’d really like to see Fox vs. Ball in a head-to-head workout.
Word out of LA is Lonzo Ball is heavy favorite at #2, but will take a long hard look at De'Aaron Fox too. Hoping for a head to head workout.
— Jonathan Givony (@DraftExpress) May 17, 2017
Hahahahahaha…first of all, this already happened. TWICE. Second of all, this will never, ever happen. Do you think the Ball camp is willing to let Lonzo get schooled by Fox for a third time? Also, if you’re De’Aaron, there’s no upside to this; he’s never going to look better vs. Ball than he did in the Sweet 16 in March. Can someone send this tape to Magic Johnson?