1. Welcome! Please take a few seconds to create your free account to post threads, make some friends, remove a few ads while surfing and much more. ClutchFans has been bringing fans together to talk Houston Sports since 1996. Join us!

The Lonzo Ball thread.

Discussion in 'NBA Dish' started by jacoby, Jul 8, 2017.

  1. IBTL

    IBTL Member

    Joined:
    Nov 22, 2010
    Messages:
    3,482
    Likes Received:
    569
    I see. But without shooting what is it lonzo has? It would still be an insult to include him in class with dunleavy.
    Ball is not rodman pulling rebounds.
    His speciality is having the most expensive retail shoes on court

    At this point to think he is any kind of leader as magic projected is absolutely laughable.
     
  2. A_3PO

    A_3PO Member

    Joined:
    Apr 29, 2006
    Messages:
    39,892
    Likes Received:
    2,466
    I watched him a lot. UCLA was loaded with gifted offensive players who killed other teams after receiving those passes. It made Lonzo look a lot better than he really was. In the NBA it isn't so easy.
     
    #542 A_3PO, Dec 4, 2017
    Last edited: Dec 5, 2017
  3. khanhdum

    khanhdum Member

    Joined:
    Nov 12, 2007
    Messages:
    3,708
    Likes Received:
    1,343
    exactly, I feel like people just repeat the same lines over and over without actually watching him play. He hasn't shown any elite passing besides an occasional good pass but most of his passing is just a regular pass on the perimeter to his teammates. Maybe he does have it in him, but he has not shown it yet.
     
  4. A_3PO

    A_3PO Member

    Joined:
    Apr 29, 2006
    Messages:
    39,892
    Likes Received:
    2,466
    If people want to see elite passing in a rookie, they need to watch Ben Simmons.
     
    Richie_Rich and RiceRockets like this.
  5. Mathrocker

    Mathrocker Member

    Joined:
    Sep 11, 2016
    Messages:
    9,037
    Likes Received:
    10,315
    Yall see clint with lavar on instagram? Lmao.

    Maybe lakers will throw huge money at clint this offseason
     
  6. Normalus

    Normalus Member

    Joined:
    Dec 10, 2011
    Messages:
    2,846
    Likes Received:
    355
    Edited.
     
  7. Swiss Roll

    Swiss Roll Member

    Joined:
    Mar 7, 2017
    Messages:
    671
    Likes Received:
    717
    Who wouldn't buy Clint's BBB shoe?
     
  8. Normalus

    Normalus Member

    Joined:
    Dec 10, 2011
    Messages:
    2,846
    Likes Received:
    355
    Only guys with big balls, I guess. (ironically)
     
  9. dmoneybangbang

    Joined:
    May 5, 2012
    Messages:
    7,297
    Likes Received:
    1,095
    His heart isn't into pro bball.
     
  10. A_3PO

    A_3PO Member

    Joined:
    Apr 29, 2006
    Messages:
    39,892
    Likes Received:
    2,466
    We all knew it would eventually happen: Lavar went rogue on the Lakers. This is totally awesome!

    http://bleacherreport.com/articles/...is-disgusted-and-not-used-to-losing-like-this

    LaVar Ball Says Lonzo Is 'Disgusted' and 'Not Used to Losing Like This'
    SCOTT POLACEKDECEMBER 5, 2017


    [​IMG]
    David Zalubowski/Associated Press
    The 8-15 Los Angeles Lakers have lost five straight games, and LaVar Ball says his son is "disgusted."

    The Ball family patriarch appeared on SiriusXM NBA Radio on Tuesday and discussed his eldest son, Lakers point guard Lonzo Ball, and Lonzo's reaction to his team's form: "He's disgusted. He's not used to losing like this. The Lakers should build around Lonzo. Why are they sitting him down and not starting him [in] the fourth quarter? This is why the record is raggedy."

    Ball didn't play in the fourth quarter of Sunday's loss to the Houston Rockets and finished with just two points on 0-of-4 shooting in 22 minutes.

    Tania Ganguli of the Los Angeles Times noted there was a reason the UCLA product sat on the bench. He experienced tightness in his calves, and head coach Luke Walton said there was no reason to push him given that the game was out of reach.

    LaVar—never shy to offer his opinion—has weighed in on the Lakers' coaching strategy already this season. In November, he told Eric Pincus of Bleacher Report: "They're soft. They don't know how to coach my son. I know how to coach him. I tell him to go get the victory. Stop messing around."

    On Monday, Chris Haynes of ESPN.com reported the Lakers were enforcing what some employees deemed the "LaVar Ball rule," which prevents media members from gathering in an area with players' families and associates after games.

    "It's not a new policy; it's an existing policy," a team spokesperson said. "There has been more media presence in that area than before. That section is strictly for family and guests of players. It's a privacy concern."

    While LaVar blamed Los Angeles' record on Lonzo's lack of playing time, the rookie has experienced shooting woes this season. He is hitting just 31.3 percent of his attempts and 25.0 percent of his threes as he adjusts to the NBA.

    He is also playing 32.9 minutes per night—third-most on the team—which suggests LaVar's angst about playing time may be misplaced.
     
  11. khanhdum

    khanhdum Member

    Joined:
    Nov 12, 2007
    Messages:
    3,708
    Likes Received:
    1,343
  12. Torn n Frayed

    Torn n Frayed Member

    Joined:
    Oct 31, 2008
    Messages:
    3,672
    Likes Received:
    706
    The only thing "raggedy" is his son's jump shot.
     
  13. asianballa23

    asianballa23 Member

    Joined:
    May 24, 2003
    Messages:
    1,858
    Likes Received:
    101
    the clown got excuses for everything for his kids, from stealing to being a bust, just wait til all 3 kids get tired of playing basketball for their pimpin daddy
     
  14. Rox11

    Rox11 Member

    Joined:
    Feb 4, 2009
    Messages:
    6,777
    Likes Received:
    1,230
    Would it be crazy to say gelo would be doing better as a rookie at this point?
     
  15. Easy

    Easy Contributing Member
    Supporting Member

    Joined:
    Jul 23, 2002
    Messages:
    23,643
    Likes Received:
    3,117
    I don't think the other two Ball boys have enough talent to make it to the NBA, only maybe as ball boys (pun intended). Lonzo is the family's only hope, and Lavar knows it.
     
    Yung-T likes this.
  16. RedRedemption

    RedRedemption 대한민국, 화이팅!
    Supporting Member

    Joined:
    Jul 21, 2009
    Messages:
    30,226
    Likes Received:
    4,360
    I mean outside of shooting or scoring, Lonzo is doing a serviceable job considering all the scrutiny and hype he is getting.

    LiAngelo and LaMelo aren't going to get drafted. Training camp invite? Sure, but I doubt a team blows a draft pick on him.
     
  17. Yung-T

    Yung-T Member

    Joined:
    Apr 16, 2009
    Messages:
    21,342
    Likes Received:
    3,326
    I think LaMelo has decent talent, especially scoring-wise. His ego is way too inflated though and he seems to think he's already a star.

    No NBA coach would put up with this crap.
     
    Easy likes this.
  18. Rox11

    Rox11 Member

    Joined:
    Feb 4, 2009
    Messages:
    6,777
    Likes Received:
    1,230
    Well that’s from what’s we’ve seen of him playing with his friends and messing around, but I think they are actually disciplined when they want to be. They will listen and eventually at some point tune out Dad.
    And your right, melo will be the best one I think.
     
  19. Torn n Frayed

    Torn n Frayed Member

    Joined:
    Oct 31, 2008
    Messages:
    3,672
    Likes Received:
    706
    Frankenberry with the GW dish..
     
  20. oelman44

    oelman44 Member

    Joined:
    Mar 24, 2012
    Messages:
    4,596
    Likes Received:
    703
    I think it might've been a bit premature for everyone to call a 20-year old potential triple double machine a bust for having one fixable flaw. Also, Lamelo will certainly be drafted, but highly doubtful Liangelo will
     
Loading...

Share This Page

  • About ClutchFans

    Since 1996, ClutchFans has been loud and proud covering the Houston Rockets, helping set an industry standard for team fan sites. The forums have been a home for Houston sports fans as well as basketball fanatics around the globe.

  • Support ClutchFans!

    If you find that ClutchFans is a valuable resource for you, please consider becoming a Supporting Member. Supporting Members can upload photos and attachments directly to their posts, customize their user title and more. Gold Supporters see zero ads!


    Upgrade Now