Magic Johnson is always a great person to interview, and he yet again showed that on Lakers media day. He continued his high praise for Lonzo with this quote.
That seems like a tall order for a rookie point guard to live up to, but seeing Lonzo in Summer League, you just might be able to believe it. Magic continued talking about Lonzo and how his rebounding capabilities will help the team.
Lonzo’s length and athleticism will be able to help him in the rebound department, especially over older, bigger front courts that won’t be quick enough on their feet. Magic also talked about the other 2nd overall pick Brandon Ingram’s confidence on the court.
Magic also said that Brandon Ingram needs to take control of the game more.
That might be asking a lot from a second year player, but if Brandon Ingram lives up to his potential, it shouldn’t be a problem. Magic continued on to talk about Kyle Kuzma, and the process behind drafting him.
As anyone who watched Summer League can tell you, the way Kyle Kuzma was playing, he very well could be the steal of the entire draft.
Finally, Magic closed out by talking about Lavar Ball and the relationship he has with him.
It’s very clear that Magic enjoys the team that he and Rob Pelinka have assembled, and we’re all very excited to see how the team does this season.