Lonzo Ball RUMORS & NEWS

Lonzo Ball

Position Guard
Height 6'6"
Weight 190 lbs
Birthplace Chino Hills, California
Current Team UCLA
  • Source: Adidas officials wanted Summer Championships refs who wouldn't eject LaVar Ball

    ESPN "Before a female referee was replaced on Friday, officials with Adidas had pressured referees at their Summer Championships event in Las Vegas to avoid calling technical fouls against LaVar Ball because of his drawing power and their potential courtship of Los Angeles Lakers rookie Lonzo Ball, a..." July 28

  • What we learned from The Lonzo Ball Show in Las Vegas

    ESPN "Jason Kidd has heard the comparisons of Lonzo Ball to himself many times since Ball began to shine at UCLA last season. Some even think that Ball looks a bit like Kidd when he came out as a highly acclaimed pass-first point guard and also the No. 2 overall pick out of Cal in the 1994..." July 18

  • Lonzo Ball Says He’s Trying to Fuel Sneaker Bidding War

    SLAM Online "After wearing his signature Big Baller Brand kicks during the first two games of Summer League, Lonzo Ball has auditioned different sneakers in every game since. Eyes have been focused on Lonzo’s latest choice of footwear—from Nike (Kobe AD) to adidas (Harden Vol. 2) to Under Armour (Curry 4)..." July 17

  • Shaq raises stakes in beef with LaVar Ball by vowing to wear wig if he beats him

    CBS Sports "In a response to LaVar Ball challenging him and his son to a little two-on-two action with their sons involved, Shaquille O'Neal jabbed back with an Instagram video featuring a wig and lip-syncing to Carrie Underwood with a very direct caption posted: If lavar ball beats me I'll superglue this..." July 17

  • Report | LaVar Ball in talks to appear on Monday Night Raw

    Fanrag Sports "Now that Lonzo Ball has been drafted by the Los Angeles Lakers with the No. 2 overall selection in the 2017 NBA Draft, his father, LaVar, isn’t going anywhere anytime soon. With the WWE’s Monday Night Raw heading out to the West Coast, next week’s episode will emanate from Los Angeles. And as is..." June 25

  • Lonzo Ball’s Grandfather May Be The Biggest Baller In The Entire Family

    Dime Magazine "LaVar Ball‘s dad says that the apple doesn’t fall far from the tree. TMZ claims they snagged an interview with LaVar Ball’s father, and the Big Baller Brand-clad man sounds a lot like the CEO of the family company. Only identified as Grandpa Ball, the man said he’s excited for his grandson and..." June 25

  • Magic Johnson says he 'expects' Lakers to retire a Ball jersey one day

    USA Today "Lonzo Ball was officially introduced as a Los Angeles Laker on Friday after being drafted No. 2 the night before. The team president, Magic Johnson, had high praise for the 19-year-old at the start of the press conference. Magic called Lonzo “the new face of the Lakers,” and he even said that..." June 23

  • Lakers' Luke Walton: LaVar's claims will initially put pressure on Lonzo Ball

    ESPN "Moments after the Los Angeles Lakers selected UCLA guard Lonzo Ball with the No. 2 overall pick in Thursday night's NBA draft, Ball's outspoken father, LaVar, made a bold proclamation on national television. "Lonzo Ball is going to take the Lakers to the playoffs in his first year," LaVar told..." June 23

  • Lonzo Ball not the Lakers savior, but he's a good start

    USA Today "It was tough enough when the Lakers had to play catch-up with the rest of the NBA. But now there’s a turf war in Los Angeles again, what with all these rumblings that LeBron James might be headed for Tinsel Town in the summer of 2018 and the Lakers and Clippers doing all they can to get their..." June 23

  • Horry believes Lakers will distance themselves from LaVar Ball

    Yardbarker "LaVar Ball said all along that his son Lonzo was going to be drafted by the Los Angeles Lakers, and he was proven right on Thursday night. Does that mean the Lakers are going all-in on the Big Baller Brand? Robert Horry highly doubts it. Horry, who played seven seasons in L.A. and won three..." June 23

  • LaVar Ball says 'Lonzo Ball is going to take the Lakers to the playoffs in his first year'

    SI "LaVar Ball says that his son Lonzo Ball will "take the Lakers to the playoffs in his first year." The outspoken father made the declaration just a minute after the Los Angeles Lakers selected the UCLA star with the No. 2 overall pick in the NBA Draft." June 23

  • Lakers Draft Lonzo Ball with Second Overall Pick

    NBA.com "Lonzo Ball is a Laker. Sometimes, things just work out. L.A. happened to buck the lottery odds to end up with the No. 2 pick in a year in which a local kid was sitting there for the taking. Just like in 2003, when LeBron James went to his hometown Cavs, or 2008, when Chicago had the No. 1..." June 22

  • LaVar Ball: I'm the toughest coach Lonzo is ever going to have

    USA Today "LaVar Ball said he has no doubt his son Lonzo is ready for the NBA, especially for the league’s coaches. “I’m the toughest coach he's ever going to have,’’ LaVar Ball told USA TODAY Sports this year. “I used to tell Lonzo when he’s not doing good, 'Mother------, are (you) going to play or..." June 22

  • Lonzo Ball makes sales pitch for LeBron James to join him with Lakers

    CBS Sports "With D'Angelo Russell being shipped out to Brooklyn, the path is seemingly paved for the Lakers to take UCLA point guard Lonzo Ball with the No. 2 overall pick in Thursday's NBA Draft. In an interview with ESPN on Wednesday in which he was asked to assume he will in fact become a Laker this..." June 22

  • Lakers have not assured Lonzo Ball he’ll be the second pick

    Sportsnaut "Following the trade of D’Angelo Russell to the Brooklyn Nets on Tuesday, it became abundantly clear that the Los Angeles Lakers would select UCLA’s Lonzo Bell with the second pick on Thursday. But if we were to ask Ball himself, no such assurances have been made. This is likely Magic Johnson..." June 21

  • LaVar Ball Told Son LiAngelo He Won't Make It to NBA

    Complex "It's been a whirlwind few months for LaVar Ball and his three sons, LiAngelo, LaMelo, and Lonzo. But as things were just starting to pick up back in February, GQ staff writer Zach Baron stopped by their Chino Hills, California home for the first of many visits as he pieced together a profile on..." June 21

  • Other NBA draft dads suddenly rising against LaVar Ball

    New York Post "Two days before LaVar Ball’s big night, fathers of NBA draft prospects suddenly are challenging him for the spotlight. Aaron Fox led the charge with a scathing takedown of the basketball dad everyone loves to hate. The father of former Kentucky star De’Aaron Fox, a projected top-5 pick,..." June 21

  • De’Aaron Fox’s father throws shade at LaVar Ball

    Larry Brown Sports "Just a couple of days after Father’s Day, we have ourselves some father-on-father shade at the top of the NBA draft lottery. In an interview with Jonathan Abrams of Bleacher Report that ran on Tuesday, De’Aaron Fox’s father Aaron took shots at Lonzo and LaVar Ball. “My son already ate his a–..." June 20

  • The De'Aaron-Lonzo Rivalry Is Real

    Bleacher Report "The Naked Cowboy strums about Times Square. Elmo and Cookie Monster knockoffs hustle tourists for photos. A camera crew talks among itself to ensure that a topless, painted woman remains outside the frame of the shot. De’Aaron Fox stays somewhat anonymous and completely poised inside this..." June 20

  • NBA Draft rumors: How far could Lonzo Ball fall? League execs weigh in

    Sporting News "There was a point during this college season when it appeared that point guard Lonzo Ball would be a prime candidate for the No. 1 pick. So much has happened since — the seemingly endless blathering of his father, LaVar Ball, the shaking out of the draft’s lottery, the Celtics’ trade out of the..." June 20

  • Lakers Favor Drafting Lonzo Ball, With an Eye on Paul George, LeBron James

    Bleacher Report "For a Los Angeles Lakers franchise that has lost Kobe Bryant and a historic number of games over the past four seasons, the increasing likelihood that Paul George soon arrives and the possibility that LeBron James eventually joins him is a testament to how the power of the brand holds..." June 19

  • Suns seeking to trade up in draft, snag Lonzo Ball

    Arizona Sports "We are less than one week away from the NBA Draft, which means the rumors and speculation are about to ramp up a notch or two. When it comes to the top of the draft, these days much of the speculation revolves around the Phoenix Suns. The Suns currently hold the fourth overall selection, but..." June 19

  • Lakers 'closer and closer' to drafting Ball

    Mass Live "The Boston Celtics have a ton of options with the No. 3 pick in the 2017 NBA Draft, and those options could become even more intriguing if the Los Angeles Lakers select UCLA star Lonzo Ball with the No. 2 pick. According to ESPN's Chad Ford, that scenario is looming as a real..." June 19

  • Josh Jackson, Lonzo Ball have chosen not to work out for Celtics so far

    Mass Live "The Boston Celtics (for the time being) still have the No. 1 overall pick in this year's draft, which -- in theory -- would mean that every prospect slotted in the top half of the lottery would like to workout for them. But according to the Boston Globe's Adam Himmelsbach, the Celtics have..." June 18

  • Celtics' top four in draft are Fultz, Josh Jackson, Jayson Tatum and Lonzo Ball

    CBS Sports "With the news coming in Saturday night that the Celtics and 76ers have agreed upon the blockbuster deal to send the No. 1 pick to Philadelphia in exchange for the No. 3 pick and a future first-round pick, the attention turns now to what the Celtics will do. There's definitely a possibility they..." June 18

  • Lonzo Ball to LaVar: Ignore the Haters ... I Love You

    TMZ "Lonzo Ball just published an open and emotional Father's Day letter to his dad -- thanking him for everything in his life, advising him to ignore the critics and telling him that he loves him. The entire letter -- addressed to LaVar Ball -- appeared on "The Players' Tribune" and is titled, "To..." June 17

  • Lonzo Ball has 'solid' 2nd workout with Lakers

    ESPN "With the NBA draft less than a week away, Lonzo Ball worked out for the Los Angeles Lakers for the second time on Friday to give them an up-close look at his training regimen and work ethic. Questions were raised about Ball's conditioning after his first workout for the Lakers, and the former..." June 17

  • Big Baller Brand Grabs Its First Non-Family Member Voluntarily

    Dime Magazine "The Ball family never seems to be out of the headlines, whether they’re positive or negative. Subject to a lot of backlash due to the exorbitant price of the family’s debut shoe, the ZO2, it seems the Big Baller Brand has at least one outside influencer who’s going to be lacing up a pair of their..." June 16

  • Markelle Fultz: I want to beat Lonzo Ball in 'everything I do'

    USA Today "It’s very likely that point guards Markelle Fultz and Lonzo Ball — the projected top-two picks in next week’s NBA draft — could become fierce rivals playing for the game’s two most storied franchises, as the Boston Celtics have the top pick and the Los Angeles Lakers hold the No. 2 spot. Should..." June 16

  • De’Aaron Fox worries what ‘crazy’ LaVar Ball is doing to Lonzo

    New York Post "De’Aaron Fox: I’m the stud point guard who won’t get extra hassle because of a publicly obnoxious father. In what reads first like an honest entry in the “What do you think of this character LaVar Ball?” files, but also has a whiff of pre-NBA draft messaging, Fox — the projected lottery pick..." June 16

  • Ball considering talking to additional lottery teams

    ESPN "Lonzo Ball is still considering talking to teams that have lottery picks below the Los Angeles Lakers, a source close to the former UCLA Bruins star told ESPN. Ball will work out for the Lakers -- who have the No. 2 pick in next week's NBA draft -- a second time Friday at an undisclosed, Los..." June 16

  • De'Aaron Fox wanted to 'shut LaVar Ball up' when Kentucky played UCLA in Sweet 16

    CBS Sports "One of the most anticipated games of this year's NCAA Tournament was the Sweet 16 matchup between Kentucky and UCLA, as it not only featured two of the most talented teams, but two of the top point guards in the country, in De'Aaron Fox and Lonzo Ball. Though Ball is expected to be the higher..." June 15

  • Lakers will spend entire day tracking Lonzo Ball training regimen

    Sportsnaut "The Los Angeles Lakers are doing their due diligence on Lonzo Ball. After a workout that reportedly left the team wondering about his conditioning, the Lakers will reportedly set up one final meeting on Friday in which they’ll track his daily workout routine. There have been conflicting rumors..." June 15

  • Report: Lakers split on Lonzo Ball, Josh Jackson at No. 2

    Sportsnet "“With the second pick in the 2017 NBA draft, the Los Angeles Lakers select…” Most expect NBA commissioner Adam Silver to announce UCLA point guard Lonzo Ball as the Lakers’ first pick. However, with more than a week before the NBA draft, the team is reportedly split on who to pick at No. 2...." June 14

  • LaVar Ball reportedly signs autograph deal for trading cards that will sell on eBay

    CBS Sports "LaVar Ball is a 48-year-old basketball has-been, but that hasn't affected his market value in the autograph business. According to a report from ESPN, the outspoken father of potential top three NBA Draft pick Lonzo Ball has signed an autograph deal with Leaf Trading Cards in which he has..." June 14

  • Report | Lakers want Lonzo Ball in for second workout

    Fanrag Sports "The Los Angeles Lakers worked out former UCLA star point guard Lonzo Ball on June 7 and he may work out with his possible future employer again before this year’s NBA draft, to be held June 22. The Lakers are interested in having Ball in for a second workout, according to Shahan Ahmed of NBC..." June 14

  • LaVar Ball says he'd make Michael Jordan cry in game of 1-on-1

    CBS Sports "The polarizing father-son duo of LaVar and Lonzo Ball made an appearance on "Jimmy Kimmel Live" on Monday night, and you'll never believe this: LaVar had controversial things to say. As usual, Lonzo was his calm, collected self, while his father spouted off the hottest of takes that once again..." June 13

  • Lakers Concerned By Lonzo Ball's Conditioning

    Real GM Basketball "The Los Angeles Lakers were impressed by many of the qualities of Lonzo Ball during his workout this week, but they were concerned with his conditioning. Some observers viewed Ball as being out of shape. Ball acknowledged that the “drills get you tired, so you got to stay focused.” The..." June 12

  • LaVar Ball on why Lonzo should go to the Lakers: 'They really don’t have a leader'

    USA Today "LaVar Ball has 11 days left to make his case for his son, Lonzo, to be the Lakers’ selection with the No. 2 pick in the NBA draft. And he’s certainly going to try. In an appearance on CSN’s Celtics Talk podcast, LaVar spoke about why he felt Lonzo was a better fit for the Lakers than Celtics...." June 12

  • Team execs still believe Lakers will draft Ball

    Lakers Nation "Rumors have been flying about just what the Los Angeles Lakers will do with the second overall pick in the NBA Draft. Shortly after the Draft Lottery, the vast majority thought that they would select UCLA guard Lonzo Ball, but in recent weeks that sentiment is changing. Now, it appears that there..." June 10

  • The Lakers Have Options If They Pass On Lonzo Ball

    The Big Lead "Lonzo Ball’s workout for the Los Angeles Lakers went about as expected. The team’s brass was also reassured that he was a humble kid, completely different from his loquacious father LaVar Ball. But according to Kevin Ding, Ball didn’t solidify himself as the guy for the Lakers at No. 2. If the..." June 10

  • Lonzo Ball 'didn’t blow the Lakers away' at workout

    Sporting News "The running assumption for the NBA Draft right now is that the Celtics will select Markelle Fultz with the top pick, and the Lakers will follow with Lonzo Ball at two. But that may not end up being the case. While Ball has made his preference to play in Los Angeles very clear, the Lakers may..." June 09

  • LaVar Ball discusses wife's condition, his life advice, future of sons

    ESPN "LaVar Ball, in a wide-ranging interview at his home on Thursday, told ESPN his wife has returned to the house more than three months after suffering a stroke; his two younger sons will only be in college for one season apiece; he won't change even after his oldest son, Lonzo, gets drafted; and..." June 09

  • Lonzo Ball says the Lakers have no problem with LaVar: 'They said they love him'

    CBS Sports "During individual workouts, NBA talent evaluators look carefully for weaknesses in a player's game: His handle, his work ethic, his conditioning. But in Lonzo Ball's case, teams are also weighing his talent against the potential distraction that his father, LaVar, could bring with him. Lonzo..." June 08

  • Luke Walton Tells Jim Rome LaVar Ball to Be Closed Out of Lonzo's Lakers Workout

    Bleacher Report "Los Angeles Lakers head coach Luke Walton revealed Tuesday that LaVar Ball will not be allowed to attend Lonzo Ball's workout with the team Wednesday. On the Jim Rome Show (h/t USA Today's Andrew Joseph), Walton said Ball's father wouldn't be permitted at the workout, but that he was welcomed..." June 07

  • LaVar Ball Will Not Be Allowed At Lonzo Ball’s Workout

    Hoops Rumors "UCLA product Lonzo Ball is scheduled to workout for the Lakers tomorrow but his outspoken father, LaVar Ball, will not be present for it, head coach Luke Walton confirmed on the Jim Rome Show Tuesday. The elder Ball, however, was offered an invitation to a pre-workout dinner — where Walton was..." June 07

  • Suns See Lonzo Ball As Good Fit With Devin Booker

    Real GM Basketball "The Phoenix Suns are hopeful Lonzo Ball could slide to them at No. 4. The front office believes Ball is a good fit in their system alongside Devin Booker. The Suns could trade Eric Bledsoe if they select Ball or another point guard such as De'Aaron Fox." June 06

  • Celtics Not Settled On Fultz Yet, Considering Ball, Fox, Jackson, Tatum

    Real GM Basketball "While Markelle Fultz is not working out for any teams beyond the Boston Celtics, he's not yet a lock to be selected with the first overall pick. Lonzo Ball, De'Aaron Fox, Josh Jackson and Jayson Tatum remain in the mix for the Celtics." June 06

  • Talk Lakers will pass on Lonzo Ball ‘just noise’

    Yardbarker "There has been a lot of talk in recent days that the Los Angeles Lakers will pick someone other than Lonzo Ball with the No. 2 overall pick of the 2017 NBA Draft. Don’t buy it. Ball desperately wants to be a Laker, and so does his bombastic father, LaVar Ball. The UCLA grad recently said..." June 05

  • LaVar Ball says $495 Big Baller Brand shoes nothing more than 'stitching and glue'

    CBS Sports "LaVar Ball helped design and overprice his son Lonzo Ball's first shoe at an absurd price of $495. The shoe lacked any kind of deal with a major company such as Under Armour, Adidas, or Nike which most likely helped raise the price to the insane amount it cost. However, Ball maintains the shoe..." June 05

2017-2018 NBA Draft Projections

# Team Player School/Team
1 76ers* Markelle Fultz Washington
2 Lakers Lonzo Ball UCLA
3 Celtics* Jayson Tatum Duke
4 Suns Josh Jackson Kansas
5 Kings* Dennis Smith Jr. N.C. State
6 Magic De'Aaron Fox Kentucky
7 Timberwolves Marques Bolden Duke
8 Knicks Lauri Markkanen Arizona
9 Mavericks Johnathan Isaac Florida St.
10 Kings* Ivan Rabb California


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