New Orleans Pelicans guard Lonzo Ball has endured the mockery of fans and fellow NBA players due to the odd-looking jump shot he carried into the league. While he’s vastly fixed it during his brief time with the Pelicans, it appears his form is lacking, even in the weight room.
The young point guard took to Instagram to share a video of his workout session, only to be brutalized by social media due to his awful form.
Lonzo Ball lifting weights like he shoots a basketball 🤮🤮🤮pic.twitter.com/lKXwLk6zwq
— Barstool Sports (@barstoolsports) May 7, 2020
Legs unlocked, hips out of place, shoulders bucking back and forth, and elbows flying all over the place — to look at the first 12 seconds of this video is to witness all of Greg Oden’s and Grant Hill’s career injuries combined.
Ryen Russillo of The Ringer, the resident expert in all things workout, was kind enough to chime in, taking a casual dig at actor Matthew Modine:
I’m not the guy anyone should be asking. I just know that Modine’s form sucked. Feel bad for Lonzo because that over the head stuff can really mess you up when it’s clear you don’t know what you’re doing. https://t.co/H9GVsGQhNN
— Russillo (@ryenarussillo) May 7, 2020
Don’t get the Matthew Modine reference? This is where it gets good.
Modine received the same treatment during “The Rewatchables” a popular The Ringer podcast in which old films are often revisited.
Russillo cracked Modine’s lat pulldowns in the movie “Vision Quest,” noting the actor had “set lat pulldowns back a decade” with his awful gym performance.
“His lat pulldown form is the worst f***ing form in the history of lat pulldowns,” said Russillo. “It’s so incredibly bad. It was as if the contest was: who here on see wants to do this thing where it looks like you’re the least familiar with this exercise? And Modine’s like ‘I got it.'”
Weight lifting is one thing we all know @ryenarussillo is an expert on, and he believes Matthew Modine's lat pull-downs in 'Vision Quest' set back lat pull-downs for a decade pic.twitter.com/Q7RfM7v6RQ
— The Rewatchables (@TheRewatchables) February 27, 2020
It seems the Pelicans guard will have some other form to fix this offseason, or he could be missing even more games than he has over his first three seasons due to some awful habits in the weight room.