New Orleans Pelicans’ guard Lonzo Ball has described what was the biggest team he learned from playing with LeBron James. According to the young player, James’ ‘work ethic’ was the most important thing he got from the King.
Ball’s favorite player growing up was LeBron, so it was a dream come true for him to play with the King on the Lakers, albeit they only spent one season together.
“It was dope. I mean he was my favorite player growing up so it was a little different for me,” Ball said on Big Boy TV. “Just his work ethic. I mean, year 16, the way he was taking care of his body was crazy. I see why he’s in the league for so long and still playing at a high level.”
The Lakers traded Lonzo Ball to the Pelicans last July in the blockbuster trade that sent Anthony Davis to Los Angeles.
Curiously, James and Ball were expected to lead the Lakers to the playoffs last season, but injuries made their presence, diminishing their levels. LeBron missed 17 consecutive games last season because of a groin injury, while Ball hurt his ankle in January and missed the rest of the season.
Lonzo ended his Lakers career with averages of 10.0 points, 6.2 rebounds and 6.4 assists in 99 games.