/Lakers' Lonzo Ball victim of hyperbole after Summer League debut

Lakers' Lonzo Ball victim of hyperbole after Summer League debut

LAS VEGAS – Hyperbole and Los Angeles Lakers rookie guard Lonzo Ball are linked.

With each impressive pass, each missed open shot and each turnover, the opinions of Ball’s game will oscillate from one extreme to the opposite.

Some days he is a bust. Others, he’s the second coming of Jason Kidd.

Right now, he’s neither. But the skill and tools are present, leaving him a better chance to be more like latter.

One day, his dad, LaVar, said his son played his worst game ever. The next day, he told ESPN that his son will be the greatest guard under the guidance of Lakers President Magic Johnson.

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Sometimes it happens in a 24-hour period, as was the case over the weekend. On Friday in his Summer League debut, Ball had five points on 2-for-15 shooting in a loss to the Los Angeles Clippers.

Ball, the No. 2 overall pick in the June draft, promised he would be better and he was on Saturday with a triple-double in a loss against the Boston Celtics: 11 points, 11 rebounds and 11 assists.

“It (the game) slowed…

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