Lakers Hit The Jackpot In NBA Draft Lottery

Father of UCLA phenom Lonzo Ball was right when he boldly claimed, “Oh he is going to be a Laker.” The now prophetic proclamation became a forgone conclusion, as the Lakers earned the No. 2 pick in the NBA Draft Lottery on Tuesday, May 16.

Lakers President of Basketball Operations, Magic Johnson was beaming from ear to ear as the envelope was unsealed revealing the iconic Lakers emblem. Purple and Gold fans treated the event like a playoff game, instead of an orange basketball, it was a single ping pong ball caught in a mini-tornado which has the potential to see the faltering franchise return to glory.

Its the third year in a row, the Los Angeles Lakers have earned the No. 2 pick; it feels as if destiny is falling into place. Magic will get the point guard of his dreams. Lonzo is from Chino Hills and a life-long Laker fan.

The only fickle is the Los Angeles fan base would shell out $495 for his signature sneakers.

Los Angeles had a 46.9 percent chance of keeping their pick — had it landed fourth or lower, they would’ve been forced to send their selection to the Philadelphia 76ers and their 2019 first to the Orlando Magic to close out the Dwight Howard trade.

The number one pick went to the Boston Celtics, even though their season is still going strong. The Celtics will meet defending NBA Champs, the Cleveland Cavaliers in the Eastern Conference Finals.

The young core of the Lakers include rising stars: D’Angelo Russell, Julius Randle, Jordan Clarkson and Brandon Ingram.

Fast forward to the 2017 NBA Draft on June, 22. NBA Commissioner Adam silver will stand at the podium and state, “With the second pick in the NBA Draft, the Los Angeles Lakers select Lonzo Ball from UCLA.”

This ‘Ball’ is in our court and that’s where he is going to remain!

Christopher Floch

Christopher Floch was born in 1985. At birth, he was born with a condition named: Arthrogryposis Multiplex Congenita. Arthrogryposis is when your joints are in a fixed postition, and unable to bend.(Sidebar: it's the same disability as the journalist from the New York Times, who President Donald Trump shamefully insulted) Floch was enamoured by the news at an early age. Even waking up at the crack of dawn to catch the morning's top headlines, so he'd break the story the moment his family awoke. Unfortunately, he never got an opportunity to hone his craft, as many advisers were close-minded, and he was denied several times for Newspaper/Yearbook in High school. The heroes of this tale are surprisingly, Community College and Underemployment; both factors proved instrumental as fate would have it. In his brief career, he has covered two Super Bowls, UCLA and USC football. The Los Angeles Dodgers and three Rose Bowls. In his spare time, he loves to spend time with his nephew, Liam. He drinks far too many sodas, however, he will swear it's all a big conspiracy. He loves Rock music, and is glad to share why Kobe is better than LeBron! The man is a card, the jester. He thinks he is funnier than he truly is! GOD BLESS