While most potential lottery picks would love to become the No. 1 overall pick in the NBA Draft, it would seem that Lonzo Ball has no interest in doing so. According to SI.com, Ball recently told the Boston Celtics — who own the top pick in the draft — he refused to give them a workout.
Lonzo’s dad said that he would only let his son work out for the Lakers and it looks like he will be keeping his word. The funny part about not working out for the Celtics is that Lonzo would be missing out on a much bigger payday.
But that is the single-mindedness that is LaVar Ball. Both LaVar and Lonzo have made it clear that the former UCLA standout only wants to play for the Lakers and stay in his hometown Los Angeles. But to not even workout for a team that’s interested in taking you first overall seems pretty ludicrous.