In the Sweet 16 of the 2017 Las Vegas Summer League tournament, Lonzo Ball recorded his second triple-double, finishing with 16 points, 12 assists and 10 rebounds, leading the Los Angeles Lakers over the Cleveland Cavaliers. Here are a few quick takeaways from Lonzo’s latest appearance.
ZO2s out, James Hardens in
For the second game in a row, Lonzo did not rock the Big Baller Brand ZO2s, his signature shoe that has gotten so much attention since it was announced a few months back. On Wednesday night,, which are made by Nike. Against the Cavaliers on Thursday, however, it was time to switch things up apparently, as Lonzo came out in some James Hardens.
Passing skills on display
Lonzo’s most hyped attribute has been his passing, and he showed why against the Cavaliers, handing out 12 assists on the night. While he utilized his vision to toss some nice early outlet passes, he looked most impressive when he was driving the lane, drawing defenders and finding the open teammate, such as on these two examples.
First, to Thomas Bryant for the jumper.
And then to Ivica Zubac for the slam.
Not sure if anyone has ever heard of him, but LaVar Ball, Lonzo’s father, has often said that basketball is all about entertainment, and Lonzo showed he’s capable of putting on a show, as he drove baseline for this fancy reverse layup that he spun in off the glass. These are the kind of moves that will have Staples Center rocking next season.
Lonzo and the Lakers will be in action next on Saturday at 10 p.m. ET on ESPNU as they take on the Brooklyn Nets in the quarterfinals.