LaVar Ball will reportedly appear on WWE's Monday Night Raw

The Lakers introduced their newest rookie to the public on Friday, setting up high expectations for guard Lonzo Ball before he's played a single pro game.

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"I'm just thankful for everybody helping me get here, and I'm truly blessed to be able to play for my hometown, and I can't wait to get on the court", Ball said. "We expect a "Ball" jersey hanging up there, alright?"

Somebody not wearing Big Baller Brand sneakers might be a bit intimidated by Magic's bold pronouncements. "We feel like we have that person right here in Lonzo Ball", added Johnson, while challenging Ball to live up to the hype.

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"It's just like James Worthy, Byron [Scott] and Coop (Michael Cooper) used to fight to get on the fast-break and into the lanes", Johnson said. "D'Angelo is an excellent player". "He has the talent to be an All-Star". I think we have great young weapons around him. This 19-year-old kid is so adept at dropping dimes on the hardwood - at the college level, mind you - that he reminded Lakers general manager Rob Pelinka of a pair of MVP quarterbacks in the NFL.

ESPN interviewed LaVar for what felt like the 100th time Thursday night right after the Lakers picked Lonzo.

Those moves should give the Lakers close to $60 million in significant cap room next summer - enough to potentially sign two max-salary players. "The tide has turned", Johnson said. It's exciting times for the LA Lakers. Meanwhile, Johnson highlighted Ball's ability to make the "scoring pass", like he did himself back in the 1980s. In their first official season without Kobe Bryant, the Lakers finished a dismal 26-56. They were repeatedly surprised and disappointed when free agents didn't line up to wear the Lakers' hallowed gold uniforms, leaving Los Angeles to struggle to four consecutive losing seasons. They offered their 27th and 28th picks and either forward Julius Randle or Jordan Clarkson.

"It was a pleasure to watch", Lonzo said Thursday. "It's fun here. I'm not really anxious about all that". It's fun to me and I know it's going to be fun here.

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Following his son's selection at No. 2, LaVar Ball made another prediction that might require divine intervention.

Lavar will be on RAW, and will appear with his son Lonzo on a special installment of Miz TV.

The Lakers president of basketball operations joked, telling the new Laker to leave him a record or two.

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