Magic Johnson says Lonzo Ball 'has greatness written all over him'
ABC News - 8 months
EL SEGUNDO, Calif. -- The Los Angeles Lakers wasted no time heaping sky-high expectations upon Lonzo Ball, whom they drafted with the No. 2 overall pick in Thursday's NBA draft. When the organization introduced Ball on Friday at the team's practice facility, Lakers president of basketball operations Earvin "Magic" Johnson called him "the new face of the Lakers, the guy who I think will lead us back to where we want to get to." Soon after, Johnson told Ball, 19, to look at a nearby wall, where several retired jerseys of Lakers icons are displayed. "We expect a Ball jersey hanging up there one day," Johnson told Ball. When asked about Johnson's comment, Ball replied, "I think it's a good goal to set. I'll definitely be chasing that." Why the high expectations on Ball? "He has greatness written all over him," Johnson said. "Now he just has to go out and push him, and we will, too. And [Lakers coach] Luke [Walton] and the...
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