Lakers' Lonzo Ball Named NBA Summer League MVP Despite Sitting Out Championship Game

By Timothy Downs

While we’re not quite ready to say he will go down as the greatest point guard in NBA history like his father LaVar Ball is, there’s no denying  Los Angeles Lakers rookie Lonzo Ball‘s overall performance during 2017 NBA Summer League was nothing short of sensational.

Despite sitting out in the championship game, Lonzo, 19, was named Summer League MVP right before the Lakers, led by 30 points and 10 boards from Kyle Kuzma, defeated the Portland Trail Blazers by the score of 110-98 to win the title.

 

Lonzo had a terrible debut, but recovered nicely over his next five games averaging 16.3 points, 9.3 assists, and 7.7 rebounds.

It’s only summer ball but — at least for now — Lonzo’s assured Magic Johnson and Co. they made a wise decision drafting him at No. 2 overall in the 2017 NBA Draft despite his father being a living, breathing news cycle.

Check out some of the plays that earned Lonzo the MVP below!

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