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Lonzo Ball is cool and calm as he waits for the NBA draft

Lonzo Ball is cool and calm as he waits for the NBA draft

On the eve of the biggest night of his life, Lonzo Ball pops up from underneath a fluffy, white down comforter and digs through a box of chicken nuggets. On a television a few feet away, pundits debate De’Aaron Fox, one of the top point guards in this year’s NBA draft.

“Ey, bro, you have a turn down? Controller?” Ball calls across the room to Darren Moore, his trainer and manager.

He hadn’t really been listening anyway. The show was on in the background as he napped. But a lot of that is just noise to Ball right now. That stuff isn’t as real as what awaits him.

Thursday night in Brooklyn, his dream will come true, when he's drafted by an NBA team — especially if the...

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