As the Lonzo Ball era begins with the Los Angeles Lakers rookie admitting he likely will be a target due to all the hype, team president Magic Johnson said he isn't concerned about anything Ball's father, LaVar, does or all the attention surrounding the Balls off the court unless it impacts the rookie's game. "Only time I am going to concern myself with what [Lonzo] does off the court is if it is affecting his play on the court," Johnson said at the Lakers' media day when asked about Ball's reality Facebook series, "Ball in the Family." "Right now, I think it is awesome," Johnson said. "His family is great. They came out Saturday, we had a big Laker picnic. ... His dad is wonderful with me and I am cool with him. ... I think [Lonzo] is tired of all this [hype]. He is just like me; I just want to play and I think he wants to play, and then Saturday night [for the Lakers' preseason opener], sold out, in Anaheim, wow!" Before he even plays his first game as a Laker, Lonzo Ball admits that all the attention surrounding him, his father, Big Baller Brand and the reality series will make him a target this season. "Probably," said Ball, who pointed out that he is done shooting the Facebook series for this season. "[Just got to] go out and do my job."
Magic Johnson concerned only with how Lonzo Ball plays, won't 'monitor' LaVar
ESPN | Sep 26