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UCLA PG Lonzo Ball Selected 2nd by the LA Lakers in the NBA Draft

After much drama, the LA Lakers did what everyone expected and chose Lonzo Ball with the 2nd pick in the NBA Draft.

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With the 2nd pick in the 2017 NBA Draft, the Los Angeles Lakers have selected Lonzo Ball, Point Guard, UCLA.

Before the draft, the conventional wisdom went back and forth as to whether the Lakers would select Ball, but Lonzo has gotten his wish, or at least his dad’s wish, and will play for the hometown Lakers.

We can debate back and forth whether or not Lonzo would have been better off if a team outside Southern California had drafted him, but it doesn’t matter now because he’s going to the Lakers.

Congratulations, Lonzo! After watching you turnaround Steve Alford’s fortunes in Westwood, Bruin fans can’t wait to see what you do for the purple and gold.

Go Bruins!