Lonzo Ball BiographyLonzo Ball is an American professional basketball player. His full byline is Lonzo Anderson Ball. He was born on 27th October 1997, in Anaheim, California, United States.
His parents are known as LaVar Ball and Tina Ball. He as well has siblings named; LaMelo Ball and LiAngelo Ball.
Lonzo is a player for the New Orleans Pelicans of the National Basketball Association (NBA). He was a point guard, back in college basketball for one season with the UCLA Bruins. As a result, he earned consensus first-team All-American honours.
That was before he was selected by the famous Los Angeles Lakers. He was selected with the second overall pick of the 2017 NBA draft.
In addition, he was named to the NBA All-Rookie Second Team in 2018.
Lonzo Ball talent has been recognized and celebrated globally. His prowess on the basketball court has left many interested in the matters of basketball.
He began playing basketball back in high school. Lonzo made a positive impact while there. While at Chino Hills High School, Ball was awarded multiple national high school player of the year honours.
As a college freshman in 2016–17, he led the nation in assists and broke the UCLA record for the most assists in a season.
Lonzo Ball as well won the Wayman Tisdale Award as the top freshman in the nation. His playing time as an NBA rookie was limited due to unfortunate injuries. He sustained shoulder and knee injuries and thus sidelined for much of his second season.
Having being selected by the Los Angeles Lakers in 2017, Lonzo Ball did impressively well in his debut.
At the 2017 NBA Summer League in Las Vegas, Ball was crowned the League MVP. That was after he averaged 16.3 points, 9.3 assists 7.7 rebounds, 2.5 steals and 1.0 blocks per game.
The basketball sensation had two triple-doubles, the first in Vegas since 2008 and the first-ever in Vegas by a rookie. He had four games with 10 or more assists, becoming the first in league history to have more than 10 assists in more than one game; his 9.3 assist average was also a league record.
Season after season, Lonzo escalated into greatness. His career grew positively. Unfortunately, Ball underwent arthroscopic surgery on his left knee to repair a torn meniscus. That resulted in the Lakers signing LeBron James.
LeBron James is a four-time NBA Most Valuable Player. His signing shifted the spotlight away from Lonzo.
Lakers additionally signed veteran point guard Rajon Rondo to mentor and compete with the youngster. A week before camp, Lakers Coach Luke Walton stated that Ball would be eased back and not participate in full-contact practices initially.
On October 22nd, Lonzo made his debut for the Pelicans. He impressively registered eight points, five rebounds and five assists. That was in a 130-122 overtime loss to the defending champion Toronto Raptors.
Lonzo Ball went on blossoming career-wise. On 29h December, he hit a career-high seven three-pointers. He as well scored a season-high 27 points to go with 10 rebounds, and eight assists in a 127–112 win over the Rockets.
In January 2020, he recorded his first triple-double of the season with 18 points, 10 rebounds, and 11 assists in a 133–130 loss to the Los Angeles Clippers.
During the 2020-2021 season, Lonzo was fit health-wise. New Pelicans coach Stan Van Gundy placed him in a 3-and-D role, which he had never played before.
Nevertheless, on January 29, 2021, Ball matched his then career-high seven three-pointers and scored a season-high 27 points. That was in a 131–126 win over the Bucks.
Lonzo Ball net worth
Reports by Celebrity Net Worth indicate that Lonzo Ball is worth $6 million.
‘In July 2017, Lonzo signed a four-year $33 million deal with the Lakers, which will pay him an average of $8 million per year.’
Lonzo Ball salary
The 23 years old icon earned a salary of $7.4 million in 2018-19, $8.7 million in 2019-20, $11 million in 2020-21, and $14.3 million in 2021-22.
Lonzo Ball endorsements
Ball has had several endorsements deals with global brands. That has contributed to his net worth according to reports.
He has signed deals with Nike and Adidas, Car Stereo Warehouse among other brands.
Lonzo Ball family
The basketball player is reportedly dating his girlfriend Denise Garcia. He as well has a kid named Zoey Christina Ball.
Lonzo Ball Foundation and Charity work
Ball, through charity, has supported many causes. The causes include AIDS Foundation, Action in Mental Health, and American Diabetes Association among others.