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Re: Lonzo Ball - youngest to get a triple double (breaks lebrons record)
« Reply #15 on: November 12, 2017, 12:10:52 PM »

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Congrats to him.

He seems like an humble kid and he'll only get better.

He's made The Lakers competitive AND better - that is a lot for a rookie.

I'm glad that WE were able to bottle him up somewhat but he's going to be a load going forward.

The comparisons to Jason Kidd - while STILL early in Ball's career - are not far off. A 6'6" version of Kidd.

With that much height he has the potential to REALLY disrupt defensively as he gets better.

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If you go by Lakers boards, the Lakers got better in spite of him. Laker offense and defense numbers last I check are better with him sitting.

He may be key in the future, but right now he is a negative.


Magic screwed up already Trading a budding young talent in Russell for a dinosaur Lopez .  Lopez drags the team in the wrong direction asa building block , even if his points gives them wins.  He has no future as a Laker..   

Re: Lonzo Ball - youngest to get a triple double (breaks lebrons record)
« Reply #16 on: November 12, 2017, 12:41:41 PM »

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not impressed by stat padders like Westbrook and ball who are able to get Triple doubles and their team loses at the end ? Itís selfish gameplay
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Re: Lonzo Ball - youngest to get a triple double (breaks lebrons record)
« Reply #17 on: November 12, 2017, 12:52:12 PM »

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not impressed by stat ladders like Westbrook and ball who are able to get Triple doubles and their team loses at the end ? Itís selfish gameplay

This. I am tired of all the hype for a guy who can't now nor will ever be able to shoot the ball. (See Rondo and all their hope for him developing a shot) He is a decent passer and a solid rebounder from the guard position. Nothing more. He is a mediocre player in this league on bad teams. Luckily for the Lakers they got the actual good player in Kuzma...

Re: Lonzo Ball - youngest to get a triple double (breaks lebrons record)
« Reply #18 on: November 12, 2017, 01:22:54 PM »

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I think the hype on Lonzo is so dumb.  He isn't as good as ESPN is hyping him to be.  But I don't get the hate for the kid.  But his dad....umm...probably turns off a lot of people. 

I don't think he is going to be a future mvp, but he can be special when he pushes the pace and attacks the rim.  His shooting form is pretty bad, I cringe when I watch it.

Re: Lonzo Ball - youngest to get a triple double (breaks lebrons record)
« Reply #19 on: November 12, 2017, 01:34:41 PM »

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He made it clear after the game that the triple double means nothing to him with the game resulting in a loss for the Lakers. One thing you can't question  about the kid is his passion for the game and winning  attitude. That's all that he cares about

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« Reply #20 on: November 12, 2017, 03:04:16 PM »

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Like some others, I don't get the hate for Ball.

I initially felt natural dislike towards him based on his father alone, as I just assumed "like father, like son". But then I saw him in a couple of interviews, and he seems nothing at all like his father.  He actually seems like a really good kid with a modest attitude so is all about doing whatever the team needs to win - and some most players will SAY they feel that way, he's one of the rare ones (like Tatum) who seems to genuinely believe it.

I hate the Lakers as a franchise, and I hate Lavar Ball, but I can't hold those things against this kid.

As has been by some others here, I don't think he's going to become anything close to the next magic or even the next penny Hardaway, - I think he's just too limited scoring the ball and too limited defensively to ever get there.  But I do think he'll be a very good pass first PG (Rondo-esque) who will pile up triple doubles like no tomorrow.


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« Reply #21 on: November 12, 2017, 03:04:26 PM »

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Re: Lonzo Ball - youngest to get a triple double (breaks lebrons record)
« Reply #22 on: November 12, 2017, 03:22:10 PM »

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Really couldn't care less, but I can tell ESPN is going to make this out to be a huge story.

God he's overrated
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« Reply #23 on: November 12, 2017, 04:24:15 PM »

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Really couldn't care less, but I can tell ESPN is going to make this out to be a huge story.

God he's overrated

Yep.

I'm far more impressed by Simmons, who has already put up two triple doubles and has been a key reason why the Sixers look like a legit playoff team.

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Like some others, I don't get the hate for Ball.

I initially felt natural dislike towards him based on his father alone, as I just assumed "like father, like son". But then I saw him in a couple of interviews, and he seems nothing at all like his father.  He actually seems like a really good kid with a modest attitude so is all about doing whatever the team needs to win - and some most players will SAY they feel that way, he's one of the rare ones (like Tatum) who seems to genuinely believe it.

I hate the Lakers as a franchise, and I hate Lavar Ball, but I can't hold those things against this kid.

As has been by some others here, I don't think he's going to become anything close to the next magic or even the next penny Hardaway, - I think he's just too limited scoring the ball and too limited defensively to ever get there.  But I do think he'll be a very good pass first PG (Rondo-esque) who will pile up triple doubles like no tomorrow.
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