Martin Luther King Day

What we learned from the Lakers' 123-114 loss to the Grizzlies

What we learned from the Lakers' 123-114 loss to the Grizzlies

Here’s what we learned in the Lakers’ 123-114 loss to Memphis:

Lonzo matters

Ignore the Big Baller Brand. Ignore the loudmouth patriarch. Ignore the hype.

Lonzo Ball, the basketball player, is absolutely critical to the Lakers.

The team has yet to win a game without him on the court this season, and that’s not a coincidence. He’s an active defender and the captain of the offense, getting the Lakers into rhythm and pushing the tempo to the point it needs to be at.

The Lakers aren’t a very good team when Ball is on the court, but...

EDITION: California | U.S. & World
59°