To say the Lakers dodged a bullet, would be a colossal understatement. They just watched an apocalyptic meteor headed straight from Staples Center somehow miss the building altogether. If that coin flip chance of keep their top three protected pick went the other way to Philly, not only would the Lakers have coughed up their top pick in of the deepest drafts ever, but they would have lost their 2019 first round selection as well. Plus, they would have wasted an entire year of sucking as well. And Laker fan would have never forgiven them for the stupidest five game winning streak in league history to end the season.
But luckily none of that happened. They were lucky enough to not only keep that top three pick, but they even moved up a slot to number 2. Meaning they don’t botch pick provided they keep it.
All they have to do is take whoever Boston doesn’t take. If the Celtics keep the pick and take Markelle Fultz as has been speculated, LaVar errrrr Lonzo Ball falls right into their laps at number two. And no, I’m not concerned about his old man, and yes you take Ball there.
I’m not concerned about LaVar because while he can pull all this crazy crap at Chino Hills High and get the coach fired there, or mess with Steve Alford and UCLA, Luke Walton, Magic Johnson and Rob Pelinka will see to it that this dude is neutralized.
So the old man inevitably pops off, and Erv tells him to shut his hole, and LaVar tells Erv he could have been him and Mike, one on two, with one of his hands tied behind his back, Erv will just laugh it off. Because if there’s one thing the old man is right about, it’s that Lonzo can ball. And considering he’s nothing like his old man and his teammates will love him, he’ll be just fine.