Pacers news: Lance Stephenson on Lonzo Ball, Big Baller Brand
In his first stint with the Indiana Pacers, Lance Stephenson was one of the most entertaining players in the league. After playing for five teams in three years, the shooting guard is back with the team he had the most success with.
In a wide-ranging interview with Brian Josephs of Bleacher Report, Stephenson discussed numerous topics including which rookie has caught his eye:
I like Lonzo Ball. I’ve been watching him through the whole summer league and I’m feeling like, he got the full package. He just gotta put it all together and do it in the season.
The seventh-year guard is also considering buying Big Baller Brand shoes based on the Los Angeles Lakers rookie’s performance:
Yeah, definitely. If he plays good on the court, of course I’ll buy his shoe. If he ain’t doing LS: nothing. I ain’t buying it. But if he’s killing it on the court and living up to expectations, I’ll buy his shoe.
During his lone season at UCLA, there was a buzz around Ball because of his pass-first mentality and father’s antics. However, he proved himself during the Las Vegas Summer League where he nearly averaged a triple-double en route to the Most Valuable Player award.
As Stephenson hopes to find stability in his career again, Ball will be looking to exceed expectations.