Skip Bayless believes LeBron James and Lonzo Ball have a good enough relationship where Ball could find himself back on the Lakers.
LeBron James packed his bags in the 2018 offseason and headed off for TinselTown in hopes of furthering his legacy in the NBA while building one in Hollywood. Both of these came into fruition as he claimed his 4th Finals MVP with the Los Angeles Lakers and also became the star of Space Jam 2, a movie he produced.
En route to his 4th title however, LeBron James made it clear that he wasn’t going to try and drag a young Lakers core to the NBA Playoffs, let alone the Finals. So, he packaged guys like Lonzo Ball and Brandon Ingram in a trade for All-NBA big man, Anthony Davis.
This clearly paid off as the City of Angels is once again a City of Champions. Hopes repeat were high after a seemingly successful 2020 offseason but these aspirations could not get them past the first round due to injuries to Anthony Davis and LeBron James. In desperate need for a change in particular positions on the court, the Lakers may look to a familiar face.
Skip Bayless wants Lonzo Ball to join LeBron James on the Lakers once again.
Lonzo Ball’s single season playing alongside LeBron James did not go in vain. The two developed a great relationship off the court and they have shown off this bond on social media several times. James even told Ball last month that he’s, “Only a FaceTime away.” Lonzo Ball also credits Bron on handing out the best advice he’s ever received from a player.
Skip Bayless hits on this relationship between the two and the fact that they are both represented by Rich Paul’s KlutchSports and says that a reunion could be in play.
I think LeBron and Lonzo had a big brother/little brother connection. As a gifted passer, Lonzo has nothing but respect for LeBron James, who is obviously still the best passer in basketball. More @Undisputed, now on FS1. https://t.co/SL0SOwldIZ
— Skip Bayless (@RealSkipBayless) July 14, 2021
Lonzo Ball has had one of the more prominent ‘glow-ups’ amongst his young NBA peers. Going from a non-factor as a shooter to shooting nearly 40% from beyond the arc is as impressive as it gets. He is still one of the NBA’s most premier passers in the fast-break and can help get someone open in a half-court setting with ease.
Replacing a guy like Dennis Schroder with him would make sense and it has been reported that the Pelicans do not mind moving on from the oldest Ball brother.