"Personally, probably," said
Although Ball took a conventional route to the
First, they sent 16-year-old LaMelo Ball with his 19-year-old brother, LiAngelo, to Lithuania to play professionally. Now, family patriarch LaVar Ball said he is trying to start a league for top players who have graduated high school and want to play professionally right away.
The family company, Big Baller Brand, announced LaVar's intention to start a league that would pay top high school graduate players up to $10,000 a month.
On this league's logo? Lonzo's image.
"They've been working on it for a while now. ... Finally announced it today. We're excited to see what happens going forward," Lonzo said.
The last time the Lakers visited Houston, the
Brewer hadn't been with the Lakers long at that point. The Rockets had traded him to Los Angeles, along with a draft pick, for Lou Williams.
The group that returned to Houston looked very different — Brandon Ingram was the only starter Wednesday night who was even on the team last season — and the mentality changed too.
That Brewer had such an influence in the Lakers' win — he scored 21 points — and that he contributed to breaking the Rockets' 14-game winning streak felt good.
"For me you know it feels great," Brewer said. "It feels amazing. They didn't want me so why not come win?"
Randle sits a lot
Julius Randle seemed to fall out of the rotation for Wednesday's game.
Randle played only eight minutes and scored four points.
"I am sure he is a little frustrated and probably he didn't think it was fair with how well he was playing for us which is a fair point by him," coach Luke Walton said.
"But the team won and I know what kind of guy Julius is and I know at the end of the day he knows it is all about the team.
"He will probably be a little frustrated personally but happy about the team and ready to go Friday."