When you hear the name Lonzo Ball, usually the first thing you think of is his dad, LaVar Ball. You think about his dad saying that Lonzo is better than Steph Curry, or even that he himself could beat Michael Jordan in a game of one-on-one. But now Magic Johnson wants you to think of him as the new face of the Los Angeles Lakers. Jerry West, Wilt Chamberlin, Magic Johnson, James Worthy, Kareem Abdul-Jabbar, Shaquille O'Neal and Kobe Bryant are the legendary names that have preceded this young man.
As a lifelong Lakers fan, the one thing I loved from Ball's post draft interview was that he was looking to make Brandon Ingram a star. To many, Magic Johnson is the greatest Laker of all-time, (For me its Kobe) and he has solidified him. Two years ago, the Lakers drafted D'Angelo Russell with the second pick of the draft. Unfortunately for Lakers fans, Russell never became a leader. The point guard must be the floor general, and the Lakers have that in Lonzo Ball. Lets the era of the Big Baller Brand begin!