Kareem Abdul-Jabbar Rumors
Despite all the improvements that have left both Zubac and the Lakers encouraged about his game, the Lakers’ second-year center may not take his biggest leap until Las Vegas Summer League play ends. Then, Zubac hopes to train with the NBA’s all-time leading scorer. “I hope after summer league I get the chance to work out with Kareem (Abdul-Jabbar),” Zubac said.
The reasoning is simple. Zubac has reported working on his hook shot “every day” at the Lakers’ practice facility with assistant coach Mark Madsen. “But it’s different with someone who did it his whole career that can show you how to do it,” Zubac said. “I’m definitely looking forward to it. I’m going to use it a lot.”
While appearing in an interview on 97.5 The Fanatic Saturday the Lakers legend said that one-and-done players like Ball are bad for college basketball. “One-and-dones doesn’t make any sense to me,” he said. “To have somebody come and be on campus for six months and play a basketball season, what is that? It’s strange and it’s not good for the college game, and it hasn’t been good for the pro game.”