LaVar Ball not staying silent after meeting with Magic Johnson, Rob Pelinka

Tricia Pearson
December 15, 2017

Ball sported the controversial shirt walking into New York's Madison Square Garden before his Los Angeles Lakers faced off against the New York Knicks.

"The kid hasn't said anything", James told McMenamin.

Ball also was inspired when James said the No. 2 overall pick can be a "really, really good point guard in our league" after the rookie passed James in November as the youngest National Basketball Association player to register a triple-double.

James said he likes Lonzo Ball, though. His measured response is on par with how Ball responds to most situations in which he has to talk about himself.

The younger Ball might be envious of James' win count as the Cavaliers enter this contest looking for their third straight victory and 16th in the last 17 games.

Ball acknowledged that much of his game was influenced by James, who he has repeatedly called his favorite player. "I mean, he can make plays", said Ntilikina who crammed seven of his points into the fourth quarter, all consecutively. He probably can easily try and go for 50 every night, but he focuses on his team, tries to go for triple-doubles, gets guys involved. Give me the Cavs to get the win but I'll take the Lakers with the handful of points. This is a very easy, fixable thing if everybody would just drop their egos and just listen to what I'm saying. "I just want to win'". They visit LeBron James and Cleveland on Thursday, return home to host the defending champion Warriors on Monday, welcome NBA-leading Houston on December 20, and visit Golden State on December 22. But then the second half I kind of told him, I need you step it up and attack these guys and he did that. Ball has had an up-and-down season so far, with the ups being the youngest player in the National Basketball Association to ever record a triple-double, and the downs being one of the worst starts for a rookie shooting-wise.

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Lakers coach Luke Walton said he would like to see Ball spend time with Bryant at some point.

This is just a guess, but I have a feeling this will not be the last time the Lakers executives feel the need to have a chat with LaVar Ball.

James believes that coming into a team like the Lakers, with 16 championships in their franchise history, has only added to the expectation level. "It is my first time playing him, I am looking forward to it, should be a lot of fun". "Glory to God. As you know, I'm at the position I am today where people like LeBron recognize me". Some of them led to turnovers, some led to easy shots trying to open a little. I don't care if you're drafted 60 or you're drafted first.

Ball, speaking to reporters in NY on Tuesday, said he used to have a poster of James on his wall.

Ball was asked if he ever tried to mold his game after James while growing up.

"I don't know all the details on what was going on here", Walton said.

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