Lonzo Ball says he’d prefer to get drafted by Lakers than go No. 1
The elder Ball backtracked, saying he was merely trying to wish it into existence. He even said he wouldn’t interfere if another team drafted his son. Lonzo said he’d be happy with any team.
But, if he had his choice, would Lonzo rather go No. 1 or go to the Lakers?
LaVar, via ESPN:
This will get taken as controversial, especially in light of his dad inviting infamy. But it’s really surprising more elite prospects don’t think this way.
The top pick also carries a prestige, and the difference between going No. 1 and No. 3 (the lowest pick the Lakers can get) is about $7 million over four years.
But if Lonzo is more comfortable in Los Angeles, the other factors justifiably get outweighed.
Besides, what’s another $7 million when your family has a billion-dollar shoe deal?