“I thought Lonzo Ball and Zion Williamson were made for each other”: Skip Bayless slams Pelicans for letting Ball move to the Bulls, leaving Zion without adequate support

Tonoy Sengupta
|Published 03/08/2021

Skip Bayless congratulates Lonzo Ball for getting what he’s worth with the Chicago Bulls, and questions the credibility of David Griffin


Lonzo Ball finally did it. The man wanted a $20 million per year contract, something he absolutely deserved, we’ll add. But, for some reason, the New Orleans Pelicans just didn’t want to pay the 23-year-old.

Then, as we all know, Zo bet on himself. He improved his scoring averages and his efficiency dramatically from earlier seasons, scoring 14.6 points as an off-ball player, with a true shooting at an impressive 53.7%, considering his role.

After impressing just about everyone watching, the Bulls saw that in the player, that the Pelicans just simply couldn’t. And with recent reports revealing that the player will be wearing a Chicago jersey next season, Skip Bayless just had to take to Twitter and rub it in for New Orleans fans.

Let’s get into it.

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“Show him how wrong he is, Zo”: Skip Bayless backs Lonzo Ball to have an incredible season with the Bulls

We’re not going to lie, this may go down as one of the worst mistakes the executive Vice president of Basketball, David Griffin, ever makes.

Why? Well, Lonzo Ball is a 23-year-old 6’6” point guard, who can shoot the ball, and still has generational talent as a passer. It’s just that Stan Van Gundy decided to waste it all last year to make him a spot-up shooter.

The player has shown versatility, confidence, determination, and some serious improvement every year. He is quite simply the template of what every franchise in the NBA wants right now. And it seems Skip Bayless agrees. Take a look at his tweet below.

Reports say that Zo’s new contract is a 4 year, $85 Million deal. Many believe it’s an overpay, while others say it’s more of an underpay.

So far, we believe it’s the right value. But, can Lonzo Ball prove us and Skip Bayless right (never thought we’d say that)? Or, will he regress in Chicago?

Anything could happen. But, given the player’s mentality now, we wouldn’t advise betting against him.

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Tonoy Sengupta

Tonoy Sengupta

Tonoy Sengupta is an Editor of NBA content at The SportsRush. Coming from an athletically inclined family, he has been surrounded by sports ever since he was 4 years old. But, while initially pouring all his time into Football (soccer), at 14, Tonoy discovered basketball through the countless highlights of Stephen Curry humiliating players from Curry Land. And just like that, a fiery passion for the game was ignited within Tonoy. And soon after, he decided to become a student of journalism, graduating in 2022, and choosing sports as his area of interest. Today, you can find him spending 99% of his time browsing through every type of content on every team in the NBA, before uncorking everything he has found to the world. In the 1% he isn't doing this, you can find him playing Basketball, Football, Volleyball, or practically any other sport he has had the opportunity to learn.

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