LaVar Ball makes his first bold prediction for Lonzo's National Basketball Association career

The Lakers surprised many observers when they traded Russell, the No. 2 overall pick in the 2015 NBA Draft.

Los Angeles then traded the 28th overall pick to Utah for the 30th and 42nd picks, landing Villanova forward Josh Hart and IN center Thomas Bryant.

"Lonzo Ball is going to take the Lakers to the playoffs in his first year", LaVar told ESPN's Jeff Goodman. He and classmates Kris Jenkins and Darryl Reynolds never lost back-to-back games or more than five games in any one season during their four years. If Ball becomes the next Jason Kidd, that's going to be a great piece to recruit Paul George and LeBron James next off-season to try and bring the Los Angeles Lakers back to the top of the National Basketball Association mountain.

"I got a two more boys, I'm gonna come and do the same thing two more years".

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Mr. Ball had a Lakers-style hat on for the occasion, which featured his personal brand's logo on the front.

Lonzo Ball usually grins and sighs when his father gets on the microphone, but he openly acknowledged he wanted to land with the Lakers, who needed a fortunate showing in the draft lottery just to end up with the second pick. And somebody that can make their teammates better, somebody who has incredible basketball IQ - his IQ is off the charts - and somebody who can get their teammates to follow them and want to get out on that wing like James Worthy and Byron Scott and Michael Cooper used to do back in the day. "Right now, I'm hoping [Lonzo] leads us to a couple summer league victories, and we'll take it from there".

For now, though, the Lakers will bank on Ball helping revive a franchise that last made the playoffs in 2013. Magic Johnson, left, laughs as Los Angeles Lakers draft pick Lonzo Ball tells reporters he hadn't been born when Johnson played for the Lakers. during a news conference, Friday, June 23, 2017, in El Segundo, Calif.

"When you have this much cap space, we're going to be major players next summer. That's something I've been dreaming of since I was a kid", Fultz said. "I'm truly blessed to be able to play in my hometown, and I can't wait to get on the court".

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Pelinka mentioned Steve Nash and Jason Kidd when discussing Ball, but he also brought up the names of two other athletes: Tom Brady and Aaron Rodgers. "I think the great teams in today's game, the ball's moving around the perimeter and three-point shots are being made". However, that factor obviously did not deter the Lakers from drafting Lonzo.

Hart, a senior, was extremely productive at Villanova and projects as a relatively NBA-ready player right away.

Nine-year veteran Lopez appeared posted averages of 20.5 points, 5.4 rebounds, 2.3 assists and 1.7 blocks last season while becoming the longest-tenured player in Nets history.

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Other ballclubs have contacted Los Angeles about the No. 2 pick, but the Lakers seem unlikely to trade out of that spot. With preternatural court vision and a desire to become a leader, Ball has everything the Lakers wanted on court.

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