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For Jason Kidd, Lonzo Ball comparisons are 'a great compliment'

For Jason Kidd, Lonzo Ball comparisons are 'a great compliment'

Among the spectators there for Lonzo Ball’s debut in a Lakers uniform was a man who is keenly aware of the task facing Ball right now.

Jason Kidd lingered after his Milwaukee Bucks finished playing to get a look at the player many compared to Kidd as the draft approached.

“He has a skill set,” said Kidd, now the Bucks’ head coach. “He can make the game easy for guys who can score the ball. He knows how to win. He has a very high IQ, basketball IQ.”

Two decades ago, Kidd was in Ball’s position. The Dallas Mavericks drafted the point guard second overall in 1994 and he was named co-rookie of the year that season.

He did win a championship with the team that drafted...

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