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Summer breeze: Lakers win Vegas championship despite Lonzo Ball not playing

Summer breeze: Lakers win Vegas championship despite Lonzo Ball not playing

All of his teammates joined in with the fans chanting the first syllable of his last name, and then Magic Johnson cupped his hands around his mouth and added his voice too.

But Kyle Kuzma said he didn’t notice.

“I was too locked into the trophy,” he said, laughing.

Lonzo Ball was the most valuable player in the Las Vegas Summer League, but he couldn’t play Monday night as the Lakers faced the Portland Trail Blazers in the championship game.

Instead, the star of the game was Kuzma, who offered a glimpse of what he can become for the Lakers. The Lakers sought shooters in last month’s draft, and in Kuzma they got one. He made 11 of 16 shots, six of 10 from beyond...

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