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2018 Schedule
26-56, 4th in Pacific
Richard Mackson-USA TODAY Sports
34m

Vote: Will Lonzo or LaVar be the bigger storyline this season?

Lakers team president Magic Johnson said he's not going to concern himself with LaVar Ball's off-court antics unless it affects Lonzo's play, but which of the two will draw the most attention? And how much will Lonzo impact the Lakers this season?

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Lonzo is even a must-see star at media day (1:10)
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Ohm Youngmisuk ESPN Staff Writer 

Lonzo Ball admits that there is "probably" a target on his back with all the media attention surrounding him entering the season.

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Magic concerned only with how Lonzo plays

Magic Johnson said he isn't concerned about anything LaVar Ball does or the attention surrounding the Balls off the court unless it impacts Lonzo's game. Lonzo Ball thinks all the attention will make him a target this season.

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Magic 'couldn't believe' President Trump's comments (3:08)

Ohm Youngmisuk ESPN Staff Writer 

Magic Johnson added it's not his job to watch over or worry about what LaVar Ball says or does. Magic also has no concerns over Lonzo Ball's off the court activities like the Facebook show.

Ohm Youngmisuk ESPN Staff Writer 

Magic Johnson added it's not his job to watch over or worry about what LaVar Ball says or does. Magic also has no concerns over Lonzo Ball's off the court activities like the Facebook show.

Ohm Youngmisuk ESPN Staff Writer 

Magic Johnson said he has no concerns over LaVar Ball being outspoken. Says like with Lonzo, his office is always open to LaVar. The two have spoken often and Magic credits LaVar being a great parent and how much he loves his family.

Ohm Youngmisuk ESPN Staff Writer 

Lonzo Ball says he will be wearing his Big Baller Brand shoes for sure in the season opener. Says he may still take the approach he had during summer league and wear other brands at times this season. Ball hasn't decided on that yet.

Arash Markazi ESPN Senior Writer 

Clipper Darrell doing some not so undercover work for the Lakers' crosstown rival.

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Ramona Shelburne ESPN Senior Writer 

Clipper Darrell is crashing Lakers media day. Says he thinks Lakers could have a better record than the Clippers this year.

Arash Markazi ESPN Senior Writer 

The logo on the court for the South Bay Lakers. They will play home games at the Lakers training facility.

Ohm Youngmisuk ESPN Staff Writer 

Magic Johnson says "this will be a breakout season" for Brandon Ingram. Magic believes Ingram and Lonzo Ball can form same connection and chemistry that he had with James Worthy.

Ohm Youngmisuk ESPN Staff Writer 

Magic Johnson on Lonzo Ball: "We needed a leader and have one."

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Arash Markazi ESPN Senior Writer 

Clipper Darrell was a surprise guest at Lakers Media Day.

Ohm Youngmisuk ESPN Staff Writer 

Julius Randle echoes what many Lakers have said today about this past weekend in sports and President Trump -- the protests and actions were very positive and athletes are using their platforms to spread awareness and take a stand.

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Jovan Buha ESPN Editor 

Lonzo Ball posing for his Lakers headshots.

Ohm Youngmisuk ESPN Staff Writer 

Brook Lopez says Lonzo Ball has been impressive and that the locker room is not worried about anything LaVar Ball may say or the added attention around the rookie. Lopez says if anyone knows the responsibility that comes with stardom, it's Ball.

Jovan Buha ESPN Editor 

Even Clipper Darrell showed up to Lakers media day to cover Lonzo Ball.

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Ohm Youngmisuk ESPN Staff Writer 

Brook Lopez says his back spasms are nothing serious. He's super excited about being a Laker and is trying "not to geek out."

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Arash Markazi ESPN Senior Writer 

Magic Johnson and Lonzo Ball at Lakers Media Day.

Ramona Shelburne ESPN Senior Writer 

Lakers head coach Luke Walton says the team will keep a very close watch on Lonzo Ball's minutes this year. Don't want to overuse him as a rookie, even if they feel like they want to leave him out there.

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Pelinka on expectations for Lakers

Lakers General Manager Rob Pelinka joins Mason and Ireland during Lakers Media Day to discuss how this young team has come together thus far and how he and Magic Johnson continue to rebuild the franchise.

Team Stats

Points Per Game104.617th
Rebounds Per Game43.517th
Assists Per Game20.926th
Points Allowed111.528th

Team History

YEARWLPCT
2016-172656.317
2015-161765.207
2014-152161.256
2013-142755.329
2012-134537.549

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