Los Angeles Lakers Rumors
First reaction to the trade: “I was excited. I was excited to get a new opportunity to start over, but it definitely caught me off guard. You see guys get traded you never think it would have to be you until it does. New step for me.”
Now Lakers president Jeanie Buss is getting into the mix. Buss appeared on the Petros and Money Show and AM 570 LA Radio and said that Kobe Bryant is the only other rookie to have as much excitement surrounding him as Ball: “No other draft pick, except maybe Kobe Bryant, has had this kind of excitement about him.”
“There’s something special about Lonzo […] I think because he just wants to play basketball, he’s selfless. He has a certain charisma and I think the fact that his teammates at UCLA loved playing with him and all the nice things that they have to say about him, I think he’s going to bring an element that’s very similar to Magic Johnson.”
Alex Kennedy: Here’s Lonzo Ball (@Lonzo Ball) rapping over Drake’s “Free Smoke” beat. The second verse is Dave East. Thoughts? (Video via @SPORTSMIXESYT): pic.twitter.com/FpecFTUSVU
The Wolves will play three exhibition contests, including participating in two games as part of the previously announced NBA Global Games China: Oct. 5 at Shenzhen Universiade Center in Shenzen and Oct. 8 at Mercedes-Benz Arena in Shanghai, both vs. the Golden State Warriors. The Wolves will serve as the designated road team in Shenzen and the home team in Shanghai. The games in China mark the first games ever played by the Wolves in that country and the first trip to Asia since the team played in Japan in 1999. It will be the Wolves’ ninth and 10th international games overall. The Wolves open their preseason schedule by taking on the Los Angeles Lakers at Honda Center in Anaheim, California, on Sept. 30.
On one side of the country a ceremonial first pitch flew so far off track it hit a Red Sox cameraman in the groin and instantly became one of the worst – and most hilarious – in history. On the West Coast, Lakers veteran Corey Brewer was lining up for his first pitch at the Los Angeles Dodgers game. Thankfully for Brewer, it went a little better.