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Don’t worry about the dad. Lakers will get better if they draft Lonzo Ball

Don’t worry about the dad. Lakers will get better if they draft Lonzo Ball

The last time Magic Johnson was involved with a local sports franchise, the Dodgers vanished from the majority of television sets.

Don’t worry. Not even he can mess this up.

Some fortuitous bounces of ping-pong balls Tuesday granted the Lakers the second overall selection in the upcoming NBA draft. They won’t have to hand over their top pick to the Philadelphia 76ers.

And as the Lakers president of basketball operations, Johnson is now in position to draft someone who can change the franchise. He can take LaVar Ball.

Sorry, Lonzo Ball.

More on the father and his $495 sneakers later.

The Boston Celtics are expected to take Washington guard Markelle Fultz...

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