Q&A with Lonzo Ball: Favorite players, leadership and moreOne of the most talked-about prospects in the 2017 NBA Draft is Lonzo Ball, even if much of the talking hasn’t really even been about him (or even by him). But if you're able to separate the player from the accompanying sound and fury, by all rights Ball belongs in the center of any conversation about the world's best basketball prospects.
BROOKLYN—The more things change, the more they stay the same. Just like at the 2016 NBA Draft, one year later the NBA gathered at the Barclays Center to disperse the incoming rookie class. Just like in 2016, the first four picks belonged to the Celtics, Lakers, 76ers and Suns. Just like in 2016, the first four picks went in the exact same order.
We sat down with Lonzo Ball on Tuesday at an event for Panini trading cards, which will be making “instant” cards during the Draft on Thursday night. But before they could print up cards with Ball’s likeness and new uniform -- whatever color that may be -- we had a few questions. And Ball had plenty of answers. Me: So were you into trading cards when you were growing up? Lonzo Ball: Yeah, I had some trading cards when I was younger, and it’s kind of cool now to have my own.
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