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#61 ChichoGarcy

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Posted June 23, 2017 - 01:57 PM

Lakers News: Lonzo Ball was ‘unmoved’ by meeting Kobe Bryant

clickbaity title though.



Yes, totally clickbait, not to say bull[expletive]. And so it starts >_>

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Posted June 23, 2017 - 01:57 PM

Is that Suge Knight on the far right? Lol

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Posted June 23, 2017 - 02:01 PM

And so it begins... Yeah, that's better. My english keeps getting worse...

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Posted June 23, 2017 - 02:13 PM

Yikes, Magic just said "we picked players that have no baggage". Oh...


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Posted June 23, 2017 - 02:15 PM

Yikes, Magic just said "we picked players that have no baggage". Oh...

 

That's a very heavy statement.



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Posted June 23, 2017 - 02:23 PM

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Who let Suge Knight in the building?


 

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Posted June 23, 2017 - 02:36 PM

It's so weird seeing someone outside of Fisher wearing #2 but glad it's Lonzo haha

wayne ellington 2 years ago...LOL

 

Lonzo is weirdly confident. When you hear him speak he sounds like he already has 3 rings

Doesn't mean anything but it is weird. Like his reactions when people ask him about the target on his back

He's like so what who cares I have like 9 targets

 

 

thats what i love about him! He seems so full of routine and you think that hes already a pro in the league on how he responds to the media. its insane.


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Posted June 23, 2017 - 02:41 PM

It's so weird seeing someone outside of Fisher wearing #2 but glad it's Lonzo haha

Tough summer so far for D Fish


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Praying for  1. Some Cohesion (Ill fitting parts with young bucks, new guys, and those playing for next contracts may muck things up all season) 2. Better Coaching, No More Tanking (Last season was more of the latter but not sure how much of the former we can count on. Walton with something to prove this season as much as any Laker player) 3. Rookie Watch (Hoping Lonzo outshines his daddy (ROTY??), and Kuzma finds minutes and makes a push for all rook 2nd team)

READY FOR SEASON!!!

 

 


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Posted June 23, 2017 - 02:43 PM

Didn't know he was related to Sug Knight   LOL      I pray I can get over that weird jump shot.  I'm not blown away by Ball but Otherwise I think we did the right thing

You remember Jamal Wilkes "Silk" had an unorthodox motion too



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Posted June 23, 2017 - 02:52 PM

You remember Jamal Wilkes "Silk" had an unorthodox motion too

True. He wound up around from the back and released high. This seems to start at the left hip right in front of the defender. But oh well. Jason Kidd made a great living barely having to shoot. I like the fact that he can actually run, jump and stay in front of most. 



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Posted June 23, 2017 - 02:55 PM

That's a hell of a lotta Ball's

A lotta Ball's; That's NUTS!!


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Posted June 23, 2017 - 03:06 PM

can someone please upload the whole press conference of today? 


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Posted June 23, 2017 - 03:10 PM

Magic learning well from Phil lol



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Posted June 23, 2017 - 03:13 PM


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Posted June 23, 2017 - 04:29 PM

Didn't know he was related to Sug Knight   LOL      I pray I can get over that weird jump shot.  I'm not blown away by Ball but Otherwise I think we did the right thing

 

 

Is that Suge Knight on the far right? Lol

 

 

Who let Suge Knight in the building?

 

^Oh good. I'm not the only one who thought that guy looked like Suge Knight lol

 

 

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Posted June 23, 2017 - 04:33 PM

^

Jen on the Ball!


Praying for  1. Some Cohesion (Ill fitting parts with young bucks, new guys, and those playing for next contracts may muck things up all season) 2. Better Coaching, No More Tanking (Last season was more of the latter but not sure how much of the former we can count on. Walton with something to prove this season as much as any Laker player) 3. Rookie Watch (Hoping Lonzo outshines his daddy (ROTY??), and Kuzma finds minutes and makes a push for all rook 2nd team)

READY FOR SEASON!!!

 

 


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Posted June 23, 2017 - 04:40 PM

Insight on Lonzo's second workout 

 

“I wanted to show I don’t hide from anything,” Lonzo told The Vertical. “I just wanted to show the type of person I am. I wanted to show them what I do every day. I don’t hide. The way it turned out, I was very happy with it.”

 

Lonzo had peeled back the curtains for the Lakers with a meeting process unlike any other in this draft.

 

At 8 a.m., Lonzo started the first part of a full daily routine led by Moore and LaVar. Lonzo ran a mile and then sprinted up two different steep hills near his home eight times each. For the Lakers, this resonated with the way Bryant had prepared in his quest to become a legend. A weight-room session in the Ball family’s garage followed at 9:15 a.m., which included a discussion of basketball philosophy between Lonzo and the Lakers’ brass. They talked about how Lonzo’s competitive fire fits on the young Lakers and how he can flourish alongside projected cornerstone player Brandon Ingram. It was a back-and-forth sharing of team-building concepts during the oppressive heat of a 100-degree day.

 

“If your body’s not used to working in that setting, your body will shut down,” Moore told The Vertical. “These are extraneous workouts that I know kids aren’t doing. Normal guys’ bodies would shut down even halfway throughout the workout. For someone to do what Lonzo did, a normal person would have amazement.”

 

Next was Lonzo’s on-court workout with Moore at 10:30 a.m. at Chino Hills High School. They returned home at 11:30 a.m., with LaVar preparing a meal for the meeting with Johnson and Pelinka. The group discussed the Lakers’ direction and plans for the future, the team’s family brand under the Busses and the values that drive LaVar’s Big Baller Brand.

 

For Lonzo, the workout portion was as much about normalcy as it was validation. Ball admittedly was sick during his first workout with the Lakers on June 7, but believed his body and adrenaline would negate any weakness. For his second workout, Ball was healthy and the spirit of competition filled him. He completed 3-point, midrange and floater drills, and followed specific instructions from the Lakers’ brass. Shoot a midrange jumper off a pick-and-roll. Ball did.

 

“Lonzo had his whole game from the get-go when he stepped foot on the court – one-legged dunks, two-legged dunks, threes,” Moore said. “He was energetic from the jump, even when his body may have been tired. When [Pelinka and Johnson] wanted him to shoot a certain shot, he shined. I could tell he had another energy level to him.

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"Bryant had come to rage against the idea that Howard's clownish disposition could overtake the locker room, the Lakers' culture, and had warned Howard that he would never, ever let it happen." 


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Posted June 23, 2017 - 04:59 PM

Magic flat out said they needed a leader and someone who can make others better, and that is why they traded D'Angelo and drafted Lonzo.

Let's put this baby to sleep.

Let's go Zo!

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Posted June 23, 2017 - 05:47 PM

So what are the chance of Lonzo growing a few more inches?

Really hope he reaches 6'9.


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Posted June 23, 2017 - 06:43 PM

C'mon. If he's a true 6'6 thats excellent
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