NBA Draft 2017: LaVar Ball makes it clear Lonzo will only work out for Lakers

The 2017 NBA Draft Lottery was a roaring success for two of the most storied franchises in the league. The Boston Celtics secured the No. 1 overall pick in next month's draft, while the Los Angeles Lakers jumped up one slot to grab the No. 2 pick, meaning they kept their pick in both this year's draft, and 2019. 

This, assuming they hang onto the pick, will be the third straight year the Lakers will have the No. 2 selection, giving them yet another chance to add to their stockpile of talented youngsters. With over a month until the draft, the Lakers have plenty of film to watch, interviews to conduct and workouts to attend before they make their decision. 

But in the mind of one man -- you can likely already guess who -- that decision has already been made. Lakers Nation caught up with LaVar Ball following the NBA Draft Lottery on Tuesday night, and Big Baller Brand entrepeneur said "there's no doubt in my mind whatsoever," when asked about the possibility of the Lakers taking his son Lonzo at No. 2. 

Via Lakers Nation:

Following the NBA Draft Lottery on Tuesday, Lonzo's father, LaVar Ball, spoke with Lakers Nation about his son and what their plans are moving forward. LaVar, as charismatic as ever, doesn't have any doubts as to whether or not the Lakers will select Lonzo second overall on June 22.

"There's no doubt in my mind whatsoever," LaVar told Lakers Nation in an exclusive interview. "I'm going to say it again, in English, speak it into existence. In Spanish, speak it into existence. In Africa, speak that mother[expletive] into existence."

LaVar is so convinced, in fact, that he says Lonzo will not work out for any other team. 

"That's all we working out for is the Lakers," said LaVar. "Just the Lakers. There's nobody else that we need to workout for."

LaVar Ball was even on local news in L.A. giving an incredible interview in which he once again laid out his claim that Lonzo was absolutely going to the Lakers.  

"Only one person is ready for this," LaVar said of playing for the Lakers. "That Ball boy!" 

The only question that remains now is if the Lakers all be wearing ZO2s on opening night next season.

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Jack Maloney lives and writes in Milwaukee, where, like the Bucks, he is trying to own the future. Full Bio

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