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Lonzo Ball Shares Advice LaVar Gave Him After LiAngelo's Arrest in China

Lonzo Ball Shares Advice LaVar Gave Him After LiAngelo's Arrest in China

Though Ball ended up on the losing side, the No. 2 overall pick in this year's draft showed more flashes of a future superstar player.

In another good sign for the rookie, as well as Lakers fans, Ball shot 7-of-12 from the field and 3-of-5 from behind the three-point line; a far cry from his percentages entering the game.

Ball, who 20 years and 15 days old, rounded out his triple-double at the start of the fourth quarter, pulling down a rebound. Ball had been under fire in recent weeks for his historically-bad shooting numbers. My dad had me on lesser teams, so I had to do more and it prepares me. In fact, Ball's first year statistics (thus far) are nearly identical to that of Kidd, who averaged 11.7 points, 7.7 assists and 5.4 rebounds as a rookie for the Dallas Mavericks in 1994-95. I didn't care about that.

Despite his tainted history with outspoken father LaVar Ball, 76ers center Joel Embiid offers nothing but praise for Lakers rookie Lonzo Ball. "These guys ain't played a game, always hurt, and at the bottom of the totem pole". "If after the season he's not shooting well, then we'll sit down with him and say, "Hey, let's maybe look at a different way" or 'Let's try to improve the way you are shooting'". Embiid isn't likely to change his ways, either, so we likely haven't seen the end of him poking fun at Lonzo and the Ball family.

"For us, it's tough to lose on this road trip".