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 he’d rather be selected by the Lakers than be the No. 1 overall pick, which should tell you all you need to know about his real desire to play for his hometown team.