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WATCH: Zion Williamson, Lonzo Ball link up for smooth alley-oop

Feb 07, 2020 - 2:10 PM

Young standouts Zion Williamson and Lonzo Ball continue to bring in the fun for the New Orleans Pelicans

epa08199077 New Orleans Pelicans forward Zion Williamson (C) battles for a loose ball with Chicago Bulls forward Cristiano Felicio (R) of Brazil and Chicago Bulls guard Coby White (L) during the NBA basketball game between the New Orleans Pelicans and the Chicago Bulls at the United Center in Chicago, Illinois, USA, 06 February 2020. EPA-EFE/TANNEN MAURY SHUTTERSTOCK OUT

WATCH: LaVar Ball says Lakers will never win another championship

Jun 16, 2019 - 12:24 PM

'It will be the worst move the Lakers ever did in their life and they will never win another championship,' LaVar Ball on the Lakers trading his son Lonzo

CRASHING DOWN. LaVar Ball believes that the Lakers will go 'crashing down' without Lonzo Ball. Photo by Anthony Wallace/AFP

Anthony Davis heading to Lakers in blockbuster trade

Jun 16, 2019 - 8:03 AM

(UPDATED) The Pelicans agree to trade the All-Star forward to the Lakers for a young trio and 3 first-round draft picks

FILE - JUNE 15: The Los Angeles Lakers have traded Lonzo Ball, Brandon Ingram, Josh Hart and three first-round picks to the New Orleans Pelicans for star Anthony Davis on June 15, 2019. LOS ANGELES, CALIFORNIA - DECEMBER 21: LeBron James #23 of the Los Angeles Lakers guards Anthony Davis #23 of the New Orleans Pelicans during a 112-104 Laker win at Staples Center on December 21, 2018 in Los Angeles, California. NOTE TO USER: User expressly acknowledges and agrees that, by downloading and or using this photograph, User is consenting to the terms and conditions of the Getty Images License Agreement. Harry How/Getty Images/AFP

Lakers' Ball to miss 4-6 weeks with sprained ankle

Jan 21, 2019 - 10:35 AM

The lanky guard adds to the injury woes of a team still awaiting the return of LeBron James from a groin injury

SIDELINED. An MRI reveals Lonzo Ball injured his left ankle. File photo by Sean M. Haffey/Getty Images/AFP

Lonzo Ball cleared of fracture after early exit

Jan 20, 2019 - 5:42 PM

Lakers lose Lonzo Ball to a sprained left ankle in the 3rd quarter, but the x-ray results come out negative for fracture

FRACTURE-FREE. Lonzo Ball exits the game in the third quarter with 8 points and 11 assists. Photo from NBA

Ingram, Ball lead Lakers’ late surge over Mavs

Jan 08, 2019 - 1:40 PM

The young Lakers step up for LeBron James' absence in response to Luke Walton's call

STEPPING UP. Brandon Ingram leads the Los Angeles Lakers with 29 points. Photo from NBA Twitter

LeBron, Lonzo triple-doubles fuel Lakers

Dec 16, 2018 - 11:59 AM

Los Angeles superstar LeBron James and Lonzo Ball become the first Lakers duo to record a triple-double in the same game since 1982

POWER PAIR. LeBron James and Lonzo Ball join the elite pair of  Magic Johnson and Kareem Abdul-Jabbar in the Lakers record books. Photo from the NBA

Lakers' Lonzo Ball set for left knee surgery

Jul 14, 2018 - 12:23 PM

Ball has missed 30 games in his rookie campaign due to knee and shoulder injuries

SIDELINED. Lonzo Ball has suffered a sprained a ligament and contusion in his left knee the past months. Photo by Sean M. Haffey/Getty Images/AFP

WATCH: Lonzo Ball tip-in beats the halftime buzzer vs Warriors

Mar 15, 2018 - 2:10 PM

The Los Angeles Lakers rookie made sure he would stun the crowd at Oracle Arena

CLUTCH. Lonzo Ball's heroics allowed the Lakers to get within the reigning NBA champs Golden State Warriors. Photo from AFP

LaVar Ball creates stir after claiming coach Walton has lost confidence of Lakers players

Jan 08, 2018 - 11:27 AM

The Big Baller Brand dad draws the ire of at least one coach for his claims about the Lakers coach

TALKING BIG. "Luke doesn't have control of the team no more. They don't want to play for him," said LaVar Ball. Photo by Petras Malukas/AFP

Lonzo Ball will miss at least one week with sprained left shoulder

Dec 25, 2017 - 1:08 PM

Ball will not play in the Lakers' Christmas Day matchup against Minnesota

DEFLATED. Ball initially suffered the injury when he collided with Portland's Jusuf Nurkic near the end of the first half of Saturday's game. Photo by Sean M. Haffey/Getty Images/AFP

NBA Christmas Eve Rookie Report Card: Lonzo balls out, Simmons stays put

Dec 24, 2017 - 4:42 PM

A report of this season's NBA rookies' performances before the big Christmas Day games

LeBron James 'humbled' to learn he was Lonzo Ball’s idol growing up

Dec 15, 2017 - 7:10 PM

Even as reporters pressed him for answers, LeBron James is keeping what was said to Lonzo Ball a secret between them

RESPECT. LeBron James can relate to the situation Lonzo Ball finds himself in as a rookie under pressure. Photo by Jason Miller/Getty Images/AFP

What did LeBron James tell Lonzo Ball after the game? Only they know

Dec 15, 2017 - 3:05 PM

LeBron James takes time out to chat with Lonzo Ball, the Lakers rookie with the pressure of the world being heaped on his shoulders

WHISPERS. LeBron James and Lonzo Ball covered their mouths like De Niro and Pesci in the movie Casino to keep their private conversation private. Screenshot from YouTube

Hospitalized kid's wish to LeBron James: 'Can you dunk on Lonzo for me?'

Dec 15, 2017 - 11:41 AM

'I got you," LeBron James tells young Andrew

POSTER BOY. One hospitalized kid's wish was to see the polarizing Lonzo Ball end up on the business end of a LeBron James dunk. Photo by Jason Miller/Getty Images/AFP

LaVar Ball to pull out son LiAngelo Ball from UCLA

Dec 05, 2017 - 10:28 AM

LaVar says LiAngelo would rather concentrate on entering the 2018 NBA draft

STRICTER PUNISHMENTS? LaVar Ball plans on pulling out son LiAngelo Ball as he believes that UCLA punished his more than China. Photo by Mike Stone/Getty Images North America/AFP

Warriors outlast Lakers in overtime, Rockets and Spurs win

Nov 30, 2017 - 5:31 PM

Stephen Curry's heroics in the extra period saves the day for the defending NBA champs Golden State Warriors

JUMPER. Jordan Clarkson #6 of the Los Angeles Lakers shoots a jumper over Stephen Curry #30 of the Golden State Warriors during a 127-123 Warriors win in overtime at Staples Center on November 29, 2017 in Los Angeles, California. Photo by Harry How/Getty Images/AFP

Late Los Angeles Lakers show sends Chicago Bulls stumbling

Nov 22, 2017 - 3:47 PM

The win improves the Lakers to 8-10, lifting them into the playoff places in the Western Conference, while the loss sends the Bulls languishing near the bottom of the Eastern Conference at 3-12

JUMPER. Jordan Clarkson #6 of the Los Angeles Lakers takes a shot during the game against the Chicago Bulls at Staples Center on November 21, 2017 in Los Angeles, California. Photo by Sean M. Haffey/Getty Images/AFP

Steph Curry scores 39 to power Durant-less Warriors; Lonzo Ball makes 2nd triple double

Nov 20, 2017 - 4:14 PM

Lonzo Ball joins Magic Johnson as the only Lakers players with multiple triple-doubles in their rookie season

POWER UP. Steph Curry drops 39 first before getting fouled out in the game against the Brooklyn Nets. Photo by Abbie Parr/Getty Images/AFP

LiAngelo Ball, 2 other UCLA players arrested in China arrive in U.S.

Nov 15, 2017 - 3:28 PM

UCLA's LiAngelo Ball – the younger brother of Los Angeles Lakers rookie star Lonzo Ball – and teammates Cody Riley and Jalen Hill arrive on a flight from Shanghai to Los Angeles

Trump personally asks China's Xi to help LiAngelo Ball

Nov 14, 2017 - 5:46 PM

A Washington Post report says that during a state visit to China, US President Donald Trump personally asks Chinese President Xi Jinping to look into the shoplifting case of UCLA Bruin rookie LiAngelo Ball and his teammates

SHANGHAI PROMO. LaVar Ball (in red), father of LiAngelo Ball and the owner of the Big Baller brand, and his youngest son LaMelo Ball (left) pose for a photo with a fan during a promotional event in Shanghai on November 10, 2017. STR/AFP

Wall, Beal power Washington Wizards past LA Lakers

Nov 10, 2017 - 5:28 PM

Washington Wizards gain some revenge and hopefully some needed confidence with a 111-95 win over the Los Angeles Lakers in the NBA

REBOUND BATTLE. Brandon Ingram #14 of the Los Angeles Lakers and Marcin Gortat #13 of the Washington Wizards battle for a rebound during their NBA game at Capital One Arena on November 9, 2017 in Washington, DC. Photo by Patrick Smith/Getty Images/AFP

Raptors rally to beat Lakers, spoil Lonzo Ball's birthday

Oct 28, 2017 - 5:21 PM

The Raptors erase a 17-point deficit to defeat the Lakers

SPOILED CELEBRATION. Lonzo Ball was held to just 5 points on 2-of-7 shooting on his 20th birthday. Photo by Sean M. Haffey/Getty Images/AFP

Lonzo Ball gets last word on John Wall as Lakers beat Wizards

Oct 26, 2017 - 3:00 PM

Lonzo Ball scores 6 points, grabs 8 rebounds and dishes out 10 assists as the Lakers beat the Wizards

LEAPING THE WALL. Despite John Wall promising "no mercy" on the rookie, Lonzo Ball dished out 10 assists in the victory. File photo by Harry How/Getty Images/AFP

Lonzo Ball bounces back from disastrous debut with near-triple double

Oct 21, 2017 - 2:31 PM

Lonzo Ball has 29 points, 11 rebounds and 9 assists in his second NBA game to lead the Lakers over the Phoenix Suns

REDEMPTION. Lonzo Ball redeemed himself after being humiliated by Patrick Beverley in his first NBA game. Photo by Christian Petersen/Getty Images/AFP

LaVar Ball fires back after son Lonzo’s 3-point debut: 'Who is Patrick Beverley?'

Oct 20, 2017 - 10:04 PM

Daddy Ball comes to his son's aid after Patrick Beverley trashes him after shutting down Lonzo Ball

TRASH TALK DOESN'T STOP. It appears that even in defeat, LaVar Ball will not stop talking, because he’s LaVar Ball. Photo by Harry How/Getty Images/AFP

Lonzo Ball was tortured by Patrick Beverley in his first NBA game

Oct 20, 2017 - 4:39 PM

Clippers' Patrick Beverley didn't exactly roll out the red carpet for Lonzo Ball in his NBA debut

ROUGH WELCOME. The All-Defense 1st Team member Beverley didn't show Ball an ounce of respect in his NBA debut. Photo by Harry How/Getty Images/AFP

Clippers blow out Lakers in Lonzo Ball's NBA debut

Oct 20, 2017 - 2:51 PM

Blake Griffin has 29 points and 12 rebounds as the Clippers pound their cross-town rivals

ROUGH START. The highly-touted Ball shot one-of-six from the floor and finished with just 3 points in front of a crowd of 19,000 at Staples Center arena. Photo by Harry How/Getty Images/AFP

Great expectations in Lakers' whole new Ball game

Oct 15, 2017 - 1:04 PM

The Lakers have missed the playoffs for the past 4 seasons, but the addition of Lonzo Ball has given fans a reason for hope

FRANCHISE ROOKIE. Lakers fans are hoping Lonzo Ball can return the franchise back to its past glory. Photo by Sean M. Haffey/Getty Images/AFP

Lakers play safe with injured rookie Lonzo Ball

Oct 09, 2017 - 1:16 PM

Ball sits out a pre-season game against the Sacramento Kings due to a sprained ankle

INJURED. Lonzo Ball might opt to miss the rest of the preseason. Photo by Ethan Miller/Getty Images North America/AFP

BBB launches Filipino fan page as Lonzo Ball says he'll visit Philippines 'next summer'

Sep 06, 2017 - 1:12 PM

Lonzo Ball shares his excitement to meet his Filipino fans and says he ll pay a visit next summer

GLOBAL EXPANSION. Big Baller Brand launches @FollowTheBall Twitter page to cater to the Filipino community. File photo by Jayne Kamin-Oncea/AFP

Johnson dazzled by Ball magic for Lakers

Jul 19, 2017 - 1:25 PM

Magic Johnson says the Los Angeles Lakes – who completed the worst season in franchise s history last year – is a better team now

Lonzo Ball drops double-double on Mavs, suffers calf injury

Jul 17, 2017 - 1:08 PM

Lonzo Ball is uncertain to play in the championship game against the Portland Trail Blazers

LAS VEGAS, NV - JULY 16: Lonzo Ball #2 of the Los Angeles Lakers has his right leg worked on by a trainer during the second half of a semifinal game of the 2017 Summer League against the Dallas Mavericks at the Thomas & Mack Center on July 16, 2017 in Las Vegas, Nevada. Los Angeles won 108-98. NOTE TO USER: User expressly acknowledges and agrees that, by downloading and or using this photograph, User is consenting to the terms and conditions of the Getty Images License Agreement. Ethan Miller/Getty Images/AFP

Lonzo Ball clinches second triple-double in NBA Summer League

Jul 14, 2017 - 1:38 PM

The Los Angeles Lakers advance to the quarterfinals behind Lonzo Ball s triple double

TRIPLE-DOUBLE. After an underwhelming debut, Lonzo Ball bags his second triple-double of the Summer League. Photo by Ethan Miller/Getty Images North America/AFP

Lonzo Ball underwhelms in NBA Summer League debut

Jul 08, 2017 - 2:58 PM

Ball puts up just 5 points and 5 assists on two of 15 shooting including a one of 11 clip from long range plus 3 turnovers in 32 minutes of play

UNDERWHELMING DEBUT. It wasn't the best debut for Lonzo Ball during the NBA Summer League. Photo by Jayne Kamin-Oncea/Getty Images/AFP

Lakers ink Ball to 4-year deal

Jul 04, 2017 - 9:56 AM

You have to have a great leader and somebody that can make their teammates better says LA Lakers new team president Magic Johnson of Lonzo Ball

Ball brothers guest at WWE Raw, LaVar steals show

Jun 27, 2017 - 12:16 PM

LaVar Ball is again the talk of the town as he goes topless with The Miz

Backing up LaVar’s claim, Lonzo Ball confident in leading Lakers to playoffs

Jun 23, 2017 - 5:03 PM

Lonzo Ball echoes his dad s belief that basketball is for entertainment with no room for worries

BALLING OUT. LaVar Ball talked his son Lonzo becoming a Laker into existence, and he might just do the same about next year’s playoffs. Photo by Mike Stobe/Getty Images North America/AFP

Sixers like Fultz first, Lakers eye Ball as draft looms

Jun 21, 2017 - 10:31 AM

The 2017 NBA Draft takes place on Thursday June 22 Friday in Manila

TRUSTED PROCESS. Markelle Fultz averaged 23.2 points, 5.9 assists, 5.7 rebounds and 1.6 steals over 25 games last season for the University of Washington Huskies and will likely be heading to Philadelphia. Photo by Christian Petersen/Getty Images North America/AFP