Ball’s play is similar to James’s in that he’s always looking to go first and prepare his teammates. A year after being drafted second overall by his hometown Lakers, Ball saw his dreams come true playing with his idol as James decided to sign with the team in free agency.
While their time as teammates was short-lived, with Ball being traded to the New Orleans Pelicans a year later as part of Anthony Davis’ hit deal, those experiences are still something to be said for. he won’t soon forget.
During a meeting with Lakers legend Robert Horry and Pelicans teammate Jaxson Hayes called out “WHO INTERVIEWS WHO?” For UNINTERRUPTED, Ball revealed the advice James gave him while on the Lakers and who followed him:
“I think the best advice I’ve received has come from Bron so far. He made me sit down once in the locker room, obviously he went through it all, he kind of knew all the crazy things I was going through when I got into the league and he just told me ‘keep the basics , the main thing ‘and that’s probably the most important thing in me that anyone ever said to me just because they’re right. Once you take care of what you need to do on the pitch and everything else falls into place. Especially in today’s world, I think all the kids coming in and everything, all the social media and all the people saying this and that and whatever going on, sometimes that gets away from basketball. And as long as, I think, if you keep the hoop first, keep your family first, and go from there, that’s really all that matters. So I think this is the most important thing that I would like to pass on to the younger ones. Because it’s gonna get even crazier with all the social media and stuff, so for me just telling them to stay focused and keep the essentials, I think that’s the best advice I’ve received so far. now.
Ball and James were both very excited coming out of high school and eventually in the NBA, so if anyone knows what the former went through as a young Lakers player with a large social following, this is the latter. .
Even though they are no longer teammates, it’s clear that Ball and James still have a close relationship. Ball signed with Klutch Sports last year and this fun interview with Horry and Hayes was on the James UNINTERRUPTED media platform.
James and Drake attend Bronny James’ high school championship game
LeBron’s son Bronny James is another young player who is building a good social reputation. It helps when your dad and Drake attend your high school games, which was the case in Sierra Canyon last night with Jared Dudley, JR Smith and others.
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