Ball out

Northwest Arkansas Democrat-Gazette - - THE SECOND PAGE -

Lak­ers rookie Lonzo Ball did not play in the Las Ve­gas Sum­mer League cham­pi­onship game. The team an­nounced Mon­day that Ball suf­fered a mild calf strain in the third quar­ter Sun­day and will be cau­tious with the No. 2 over­all pick in the draft. Ball has av­er­aged 16.3 points, 9.3 as­sists, 7.7 re­bounds and 2.5 steals. He also posted two triple-dou­bles and four dou­ble-digit as­sist games. Ball be­came one of the big­gest sto­ries of sum­mer league and his sneaker choice was a daily news item. He made head­lines by de­clin­ing lu­cra­tive of­fers from ma­jor sneaker com­pa­nies in fa­vor of his fam­ily’s Big Baller Brand fash­ion line and his own ZO2 sneaker ($495). He made his de­but in his own shoe then switched to sig­na­ture shoes by Nike, Adi­das, Un­der Ar­mour and Jor­dan Brand in sub­se­quent games.

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