With the NBA draft less than a week away, Lonzo Ball worked out for the Los Angeles Lakers for the second time on Friday to give them an up-close look at his training regimen and work ethic.
Questions were raised about Ball’s conditioning after his first workout for the Lakers, and the former UCLA star even acknowledged that the drills made him tired.
At an unspecified location in the Los Angeles area near his home, Ball did his normal on-court routine, ran hills and lifted weights, showing the team’s brass how he conditions and getting some face-to-face time. Ball’s outspoken father, LaVar Ball, who had not been invited to Lonzo’s first workout at the Lakers’ facility in El Segundo on June 7, was present for Friday’s workout.
According to Spectrum Sports Net, Magic Johnson, president of basketball operations, and general manager Rob Pelinka were the only representatives of the Lakers to attend Friday’s workout.
A source told ESPN’s Ramona Shelburne that Friday’s workout was “solid.”
LaVar Ball has been vocal about his desire for his son to play for the Lakers, and he previously has lobbied for the match.
“Team-wise, the Lakers are a better fit,” he said after Lonzo’s first workout. “They really don’t have a leader. Boston already went to the playoffs. They have a leader.”