Lakers news: Lonzo Ball talks about his playing style compared to his brothers’
Lonzo Ball is set to begin his first year in the league for the Los Angeles Lakers with plenty of scrutiny upon his shoulders.
This has also put the spotlight on his younger brothers LiAngelo and LaMelo, who have continued to develop into promising players in their own right. During a recent interview with Kurt Helin of Pro Basketball Talk, Lonzo compared his game to his siblings.
“We used to play on the same team [in AAU and at Chino Hills High], so we can’t all play point guard. I always played the point guard. Gelo, my middle brother, always ran the wing. He was probably the best shooter out of us three. He’s probably the scorer, pure scorer. My youngest brother, LaMelo, he ran a little bit of both, but he can play point guard and he can also play the wing. We’re all different, but we all work together pretty well on the same team.”
Lonzo Ball has played the point guard position for most of his life where he has developed into a promising NBA prospect through his unselfish play on the court and his unique passing ability. Meanwhile, LiAngelo has shown to be a high-volume scorer at the high school level where he averaged 33.8 points which includes six games with 60-plus points highlighted by a 72-point performance.
LaMelo has progressively developed into a productive scorer that saw him average 26.7 points per game in his sophomore year that featured dropping 92 points in a game. Granted, the validity of this performance has received much criticism as to how he got those points, he nonetheless recorded nearly 100 points in a single game.
Each of the Ball’s has their own unique playing style on the court that could each help them make their mark as their basketball careers progress along.