You can order a pair right here, although they won't be shipping until February 10th, just in time for the NBA All-Star Weekend in Los Angeles! "D'Angelo is an excellent player. The way the point guards have evolved in the league I think I definitely fit that mold where I can score the ball, I can get people involved, I can lead the team, kind of that combo guard for sure".
"You look to your right you see some jersey's hanging up on that wall", Johnson said, pointing to the row of retired jerseys hanging across the Lakers' practice facility. He should see playing time in a somewhat thin Lakers guard rotation that will also feature second overall pick Lonzo Ball, and his poise will be much-needed with a young group. "Now he just has to go out and push him, and we will, too".
The 76ers had the No. 1 pick for the second straight year after trading with the Boston Celtics on Monday. The tide has turned. "I think when this really came into focus for us was, we knew the talent was transcendent". As a general manager, Pelinka is surely infatuated with the player he just selected - and he wants to promote positive dialogue around the player, which is positive for Pelinka because his job depends upon Ball excelling.
If Lakers president of basketball operations and five-time NBA champion in Magic Johnson was ever able to foil his longtime frenemy and foil in now former Pacers president, Larry Bird in somehow finagling George from in and still keep the Lakers promising young core of Ball, Jordan Clarkson, Julius Randle, Brandon Ingram and ADD George. Luckily for him, history shows that Bryant's end up working out in Los Angeles.
"I'm a very optimistic person, but I don't look that far into the future", Walton said.
The Lakers believe Ball is uniquely equipped to handle that pressure.
The saga of Lonzo Ball has been one of the most heavily covered sports stories of the past year. "Don't break all my records".