The 2017 NBA Summer League Championship is heading to the City of Angels.
It feels great to be a Lakers fan. But – it is only July. The excitement for the 2017-18 NBA Season, however, is indeed legit.
Lonzo Ball was named the Most Valuable Player in the 2017 NBA Summer League. He was forced to sit on the sidelines and watch his Lakers try to bring home the ‘chip.
Kyle Kuzma didn’t sweat it. He was in #KuzControl and held it down against the Portland Trailblazers in the NBA Summer League championship.
Ball watched his teammate represent the Purple and Gold well. Kuzma finished with 30 points and 10 boards, leading his team to a 110-98 victory.
“The Light Skin Connection” – a nickname the duo have labeled themselves as – were a force on the court. The two fed off of each other. They both showed court communication and contributed on both ends of the floor.
Ball showcased flashes of brilliance with his dazzling passes and sudden assists from all over the hardwood. His unselfish play and aim to get all teammates involved is an invaluable attribute. Kuzma looks to be the real deal. He is a confident and consistent shooter.
The chemistry between Ball and Kuzma is creating a buzz in Laker Nation. If Ball’s transition into the regular season is as fluid as what he put on display during the Summer League, this young Lakers could be a pleasant surprise this fall.
But what shoes will Lonzo Ball be wearing during the regular season? Honestly, Ball could take the court in flip flops if he wants. As long as he is facilitating the offense, his bank account will influence what shoes he selects.
One thing is for sure. Come October – “It’s Showtime”.