Lonzo Ball, Kyle Kuzma team up for newest Lakers Wish commercial
Los Angeles Lakers young guns Kyle Kuzma and Lonzo Ball took time away from their busy off-season schedule to star in the new Wish commercial. Known for their basketball talent and on-court abilities, the pair were behind the camera in a different light this time around and did quite well.
Their chemistry on the floor and inside the locker room clearly helped them with the commercial, and the duo has since undergone a growing reputation as good friends since their rookie campaigns together. Ball is more familiar with the spotlight away from the arena, as he has already shot music clips and has a TV show with the entire Ball family being a part of the production.
Both players now enter the upcoming season with a different mission. With the acquisition of superstar small forward LeBron James, the expectations out of the Lakers’ have shifted. The purely developmental stage is now over, and the focus has moved on turning that talent into titles.
James will no doubt demand excellence from both Kuzma, Ball, and anyone that puts on a Lakers jersey next season. The four-time MVP signed with the organization for four seasons, and with James on the roster, success is imminent.
The Lakers own the combined worst record in the association over the past five seasons but look for that to change with the injection of James into the Lakers talented young core.
Kuzma was impressive last campaign averaging 16.1 points and 6.3 rebounds per game. He was an instant scoring punch off the bench connecting on 45 percent of his shots from the field and 36 percent of his attempts from downtown.
Ball had a more scrutinized rookie season in the eyes of the NBA world but did show undeniable upside and promise. He averaged 10.2 points, 6.9 rebounds, and 7.2 assists per game last year. His unorthodox jump shot came under the microscope but despite his unfavorable shooting percentages, his numbers were still superb for a 20-year-old rookie.