Zach LaVine is one of Grantland's "NBA Draft Upside All-Stars" along side Andrew Wiggins, Noah Vonleh, Nik Stauskas and Joel Embiid. Damn good company!
It's actually pretty funny, but true:
Person 1: Have you been watching UCLA this year?
Person 2: Yes. They could be pretty good.
Person 1: Yeah, I mean their fourth-best player will be a lottery pick. That's all that needs to be said.
Person 2: Wait, what? I can't tell if I'm more shocked by you thinking Kyle Anderson is UCLA's fourth-best player or by you thinking he's going to go in the lottery.
Person 1: No, dude. The lottery pick is Zach LaVine.
Person 2: Get the hell out of here. Are you shitting me?
Person 1: I don't shit. Ever.
Person 2: You might want to get that checked out. Also, I don't believe you about LaVine.
Mark Titus, the author, doesn't stop there. Lot's of UCLA observations including: Bill Walton is part of the best announcing tandem and Ben Howland blew it against Memphis in the 2008 Final Four with a team including Kevin Love and Russel Westbrook. That one stings! Achilles wrote about it first, here.
There's more. Enjoy the article!