Jeanie Buss: “Lonzo Is Going To Bring An Element That’s Very Similar To Magic.”
Sometimes, hyping a player before he has played one minute of professional basketball can be somewhat harming to his career.
It has been quite some time since a rookie last was this hyped before actually playing in the NBA. Lonzo Ball is being hyped as we may have last seen it with LeBron James. There are many reasons for that hype, mostly though, it seems as it is the hope of Lakers fan to finally see better days again.
Ball was very promising during the Las Vegas Summer League, which almost is an understatement. He was brilliant at times, averaging 16.3 points, 9.3 assists, and 7.7 rebounds per-game, while winning the Summer League MVP award. The Buzz around Ball hasn’t stopped since.
Lakers owner Jeanie Buss seems just as excited about Lonzo as the Lakers fans are. She compared the hype around Lonzo Ball to Kobe Bryant’s and said:
“No other draft pick, except maybe Kobe Bryant, has had this kind of excitement about him.”
But not only that. Buss went a step further and compared Ball with arguably the greatest point guard of all time, Magic Johnson.
“There’s something special about Lonzo. I think because he just wants to play basketball, he’s selfless. He has a certain charisma and I think the fact that his teammates at UCLA loved playing with him and all the nice things that they have to say about him, I think he’s going to bring an element that’s very similar to Magic Johnson.”
Now it is up to Lonzo to justify the hype he already is generating and become the Big Baller Lakers fans want to see.