Lonzo Ball is one of the league’s more polarizing talents. He is coming off arguably the best season of his young professional career, but has failed to get much recognition for it.
Mainly because people have a lot of trouble reconciling the hype he entered the NBA with and the player he has been thus far. Many believe he slowed down LeBron James in his first year with the Los Angeles Lakers – despite Ball being abundantly clear on the status of his relationship with James.
In a relatively short amount of time Ball has been through a lot of ups and downs.
This week, during a recent appearance on Uninterrupted’s Who’s Interviewing Who?, he opened up about the absolute lowest moment of his basketball career.
“My lowest moment in basketball came after my freshman year in high school,” Ball said.
“My pops never let me play AAU or travel ball or nothing like that so I was just local kid nobody really knew about. But I got an invitation to the USA camp to make the team and I ended up getting cut and that kind of shaped my whole high school career from that because I was like ‘There’s no way I’m not one of the best 15 players in my class.’
“I went from not even being ranked to I think I made it to No. 2 by the time I was a senior. It just gave me motivation just to chase all the guys in front of me that people thought were better than me.”
Fortunately, Ball was able to overcome his early basketball setbacks and go on to become one of the most hyped collegiate stars in the nation. The NBA then followed. And his story is still by and large being written.
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— Game 7 (@game7__) January 7, 2021
This is going to be an interesting offseason for Ball. There is one team that is said to have serious interest in bringing him in, but it’s not the one he wants to end up with. That should make for a fun couple of months.
Where will Ball be playing next season? Time will tell.