To say Los Angeles Lakers rookie Lonzo Ball had a bad night would be an understatement. After scoring only five points on 2-of-15 shooting against the Los Angeles Clippers on Friday night, even Lonzo’s father, LaVar, called his performance “his worst game ever.”
LaVar Ball on Lonzo Ball’s debut: “His worst game ever… [but] he changed the Lakers’ culture.” pic.twitter.com/u8g4OYJiey
— Ben Golliver (@BenGolliver) July 8, 2017
And you better believe NBA Twitter had a field day because of it.
Watching Lonzo Ball’s highlights from last night made me cringe.
— Bud Macklin (@WestSideSteez) July 8, 2017
The look on Magic Johnson’s face after this last Lonzo Ball brick says it all. pic.twitter.com/Cz4yRGelg5
— Scott Charlton (@Scott_Charlton) July 8, 2017
When asked about Lonzo Ball’s debut performance last night Magic Johnson said…… pic.twitter.com/olkhEjU5xv
— Torran A. Smith (@torrans14) July 8, 2017
LaVar and Lonzo Ball after the Lakers 1st Summer League game pic.twitter.com/4xND1RN7u8
— Legends (@LegendsofCH) July 8, 2017
Man I know what happened to Lonzo Ball last night. Dude didn’t complete the transformation yet. pic.twitter.com/Z7XcSQDd5M
— C.C. (@TheActualCC) July 8, 2017
Lonzo Ball’s shot chart from his first NBA game isn’t exactly Big Baller material: pic.twitter.com/XapqIoQ7GH
— NOTSportsCenter (@NOTSportsCenter) July 8, 2017
Lonzo Ball Final Stats : FG 2/15, 5 points
De’Aaron Fox 1st Quarter : FG 2/3, 6 points
Magic Johnson : pic.twitter.com/RiHFNvM2oH
— NO CHILL SPORTS (@NoChiIlSports) July 8, 2017
Deangelo Russell looking at magic pic.twitter.com/eY1cTKAf2D
— Broccoli Rob (@BETH_WIT_EM) July 8, 2017
Even the Clippers got in on the fun.
It wasn’t all bad, though. Lonzo had an an incredible assist to Brandon Ingram early in the game.
— NBA (@NBA) July 8, 2017
I don’t look too deep into Lonzo Ball’s shooting tonight. Kid will be special in the this league.
— Anthony Morrow (@MrAnthonyMorrow) July 8, 2017
Lonzo Ball summer league means nothing as far as wins and stats. Just hoop. And make sure your ass is ready by Oct 30th. 82 ✊
— Brandon Jennings (@brandonjennings) July 8, 2017
Only time will tell if Friday night’s performance is a fluke or not.
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