Check out the clip below as posted by the Lakers' Twitter account:
— Los Angeles Lakers (@Lakers) November 30, 2018
As observed, Lonzo Ball sprinted towards the speedy Darren Collison, timed his jump, and swatted the ball off the board. After the block, a Pacers player got the rebound but fortunately, Brandon Ingram also hustled back and came away with a block, too.
The feat is reminiscent of James' array of chasedown blocks. Safe to say that Lonzo Ball has learned a thing or two from the greatest player on the planet.
James himself believes that Lonzo Ball's mere presence makes the team better. Per Dave McMenamin of ESPN:
“Sometimes he doesn’t realize how great he is,” James said after a 90-83 win over the Utah Jazz on Friday night at Staples Center. “The things that he possesses out on the floor, when Zo realizes how good he is on the floor, it makes him a very dynamic player and it makes us even better. And he’s been doing that as of late, [with] his aggressiveness.”
Lonzo Ball is averaging 8.2 points, 5.6 rebounds, and 4.5 assists per game. His statistics might not scream out loud. But various analysts believe that the Lakers sophomore is a work in progress. The only thing that's stopping him from reaching his full potential is more basketball experience and the lessons gained from it.