Lonzo Ball shows up at Drew League after getting traded by the Lakers to the Pelicans
Lonzo Ball has just been traded by the Los Angeles Lakers to the New Orleans Pelicans as a package for Anthony Davis. However, while the news is certainly devastating for Ball, he didn’t let it run his day.
Ball, in fact, showed up in a Drew League game to watch his youngest brother LaMelo Ball play, just a few hours after the news of the trade was reported.
Lonzo still showed up to the Drew League to support his brother after getting traded to the Pelicans. 🙌 (via @official__tt3/Instagram) pic.twitter.com/PAQw6CZjSs
— House of Highlights (@HoHighlights) June 16, 2019
This might be a softer blow than some people realize. Yes, it seems like Los Angeles (with the Lakers) is where Ball wanted to play. That being said, there are a few factors to look at.
First of all, everyone knew this was likely happening. Ball has been swirling around in these trade rumors for a while — he’s been gone.
Then there’s the fact that he’s struggled up to this point in his career, a fresh start could be a great thing for him.
Finally, he’s being traded with Brandon Ingram and Josh Hart. Ball isn’t leaving all his Lakers teammates behind in Los Angeles. Oh and as a bonus, he’s going to be playing with Zion Williamson and Jrue Holiday — think about the defense that team’s going to have.
Even if he is upset, Ball’s doing a good job of not letting it take over as he goes to support his brother. Besides, he’ll have time to digest the trade and figure everything out later.