Lonzo Ball laughs at NCAA hypocrisy: 'Everybody knows everybody's getting paid'

Arnold Nichols
February 24, 2018

Los Angeles Lakers rookie Lonzo Ball weighed in on the subject of college athletes being paid and the FBI investigation into college basketball, saying the NCAA should allow players to be paid. Will Thomas continue to come off the bench as the offensive spark plug the team desperately needs and perhaps close games with Ball?

"Kuzma did not meet with reporters today but Ball had this to say when asked how his teammate was dealing with the report, per NBC LA, "(Kuzma)'s in the National Basketball Association now.

Ball last played on January 13, and afterwards he was held out due to left knee soreness.

With that being said, there is one player to watch out for in the final stretch of the year. "[Ball] is a special young talent". They play Dallas at home before traveling to Sacramento the next night. If he can do that, he could the leader that can lead them back to championship glory.

"As a staff, we will spend [some of] the break coming up with ideas as far as what will be the most effective way for us to play with the new roster that we have", Walton said last week. Instead, Ball is the more traditional pass-first guard that can also rebound the basketball. He showed flashes in his debut, scoring 22 points, drilling four 3-pointers and dishing six assists. Meanwhile, the Lakers defense has regressed since the trade.

"There's advantages to having them on the court (together)", Walton said.

The Lakers can only hope that will be the case against Dallas. Their goal was to clear up salary cap space so that they can go after big name free agents in the summer of 2018 and 2019.

We'd love to hear LaVar Ball's take on the 5-foot-9 Thomas. Everybody knows everybody's getting paid and that's how it is.

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