LaVar Ball firmly thinks his son will be the ideal sidekick to the newest Los Angeles Laker, LeBron James. According to the outspoken patriarch, his son Lonzo will not only mesh well with James but make the former Cavaliers superstar "better" - as long as the Los Angeles point guard has the basketball in his hands. They pulled off the surprise of the summer: a one-year, $5.3 million bargain deal with free agent DeMarcus Cousins.
Why would the Spurs then do Leonard a favor by sending him to Los Angeles to form a super team that would be on the Spurs' schedule several times per year? The Lakers' 35 victories last year were their best performance during five years without a postseason game for a team that had never missed the playoffs more than two seasons in a row.
On Monday night, Wahlberg posted an Instagram photo of himself standing on a desk sans shirt and congratulating James on his new contract with the Los Angeles Lakers. The Lakers should finish in the top 4 in the highly competitive Western Conference ( home of probably top 10 out of the top 15 players in the NBA).
However, that's not all the outspoken patriarch of the Ball family had to say about James. "The acquisition of LeBron James means that the Lakers are just a smidgen away from being real contenders". After all, they're only for one year, and the Lakers probably aren't contending this year anyway. On the other, the Lakers can use young players such as Lonzo Ball, Brandon Ingram, and Kyle Kuzma. Lonzo's not ball-dominant, where he's just dribbling the ball while you're watching him try to do a crossover and make a layup down the lane. However, it is a bit disappointing that the Lakers followed up this momentous occasion by adding players that don't maximize LeBron's chances of competing for a championship this upcoming season.
Last year, as a Cleveland Cavalier, he averaged 27.5 points, 9.1 assists and 8.6 rebounds per game. They still ain't gonna win with this team right here. Then, late-Monday, it was reported that the Golden State Warriors came to terms on a contract to replace McGee with DeMarcus Cousins - a move that sent shockwaves across the entire National Basketball Association.