Whenever chaos engulfed the UCLA basketball team during games this past season, Lonzo Ball usually had the perfect response.
Dribbling downcourt, instead of making his usual pass, he would suddenly stop from beyond the three-point line, trust his instincts, and fire.
Moon shot, big splash, order restored.
When it comes to figuring out what could be the most important draft pick in franchise history next week, the Lakers need to adopt the same philosophy.
Slow down, trust your instincts, take the big shot.
The Lakers need to ignore the growing piles of clutter and simply draft Ball, and while that’s been written here before, it bears repeating because it seems everyone in El Segundo is starting to sweat.
They’re suddenly concerned about Ball’s toughness, even though he led his Chino Hills High team and UCLA to a combined 48 straight victories while under the heat of a clamoring public and overbearing father.
They’re now worried about his defense, even though that defense was the hallmark of the Bruins’ run to the Sweet 16.
The Lakers thought his solo workout last week was just average, but his strength is
Article source: http://www.latimes.com/sports/la-sp-lakers-ball-plaschke-20170614-story.html
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