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Lakers Back to Ball’n

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.

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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.

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“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.

  GP MPG PTS FGM FGA FG% RPG APG SPG BPG
Lonzo Ball 6 32.5 16.3 34 89 38 7.7 9.3 2.5 1.0
Kyle Kuzma 7 32 21.9 57 111 51.4 6.4 2.7 1.10 1.40

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.

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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”.

 

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Hello Sports Fan Entertainment Readers and Followers! My name is Brandon Morales and I - like a lot of you reading this - love sports. Sports consume me. For me, writing about sports is an art. The words used have to paint a picture for the reader. My goal is to put all my sports knowledge to use and SFE is the perfect platform.

Football is my favorite sport. I'm a fan of the Tennessee Titans - since the Houston Oilers days. I also am a fan of the Texas Longhorns - Hook 'Em Horns, baby! I'm also an NBA fan, and am loyal to the Purple and Gold. Lakeshow! I'm new to the Hockey world - as I watched Hockey closely for the first time this past summer. I'm a Nashville Predators fan and look forward to watching them compete for the Stanley Cup this upcoming season.

I also like MMA. Eventually, as SFE grows, I will write a lot about big fights, rising stars, fighters past their prime, etc. But that will be later down the road.

I covered High School Sports during my Junior/Senior year in High School after injuries to both my leg and back prevented me from playing sports. I became a published author for a local newspaper and couldn't believe I was getting paid to write about what I love.

Initially, I had planned to pursue a career in Journalism. I changed my mind, and instead earned my Bachelor's Degree in Psychology from New Mexico State University. I began my career working with youth in a Juvenile Corrections facility and utilized my degree to work and help mentor at risk teens. An injury helped me rediscover my passion for writing about sports, and I am grateful to MJ for providing me with the opportunity to share some of my work with sports fans around the world.

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