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Lakers take ex-UCLA point guard Lonzo Ball with No. 2 pick in draft

Lakers take ex-UCLA point guard Lonzo Ball with No. 2 pick in draft

After Lonzo Ball’s dream came true, he finally admitted that he’d felt this coming.

“Ever since my season at UCLA I kind of felt confident,” the former Bruins point guard said in a quiet moment between the constant stream of interviews and photo ops that come with being the No. 2 pick in the NBA draft. “… I just trusted my game. I knew I was going to be a top pick. When I saw they had second it put a smile on my face.

“I’m glad everything worked out.”

After all the predictions, critiques and smokescreens, the Lakers made the obvious choice. They drafted the kid from Chino Hills, the best passer in the draft and a player that Magic Johnson once said reminded him of...

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