The Ball family took its first family vacation ever this summer — a four-day trip to Hawaii.
Traveling just hasn’t been a big part of Lonzo Ball’s life so far. He grew up in Chino Hills, stayed home for college and outside of the Bruins’ two-week trip to Australia last year, his college road trips weren’t long.
That’s about to change in a big way.
“I got a suitcase,” Ball said. “But I don’t have very [much] cold attire. I’m from out here. So a couple sweatsuits going to have to do it.”
On Tuesday, the Lakers leave for Boston, where they will play Wednesday. It’s just a four-game road trip and it will span a week, but it is the first of many — and the first in the careers of Ball, Kyle Kuzma and Josh Hart. The Lakers have nine multi-city road trips this year, including seven that involve three or more cities.
“We trust that they can pack,” Coach Luke Walton said. “But we also expect them to make some mistakes and then they’ll learn from those mistakes.”
After the Boston game, they’ll fly to Washington, D.C. to play the Wizards on Thursday. Then to Milwaukee with a break between games before playing the Bucks on Saturday. Then they’ll hop a plane for Phoenix