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Offbeat LeBron James praises Lonzo Ball for getting through rough start

13:05  11 october  2018
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Even though Lonzo Ball has been on the Los Angeles Lakers' roster for longer than LeBron James, it was James that was welcoming Ball back to the floor on Wednesday after Ball made his return from injury.

Wednesday marked the first time Ball and James shared the court together as teammates and James was impressed with Ball's ability to compose himself in the second half.

"I thought those first few minutes was definitely rough on his wind, getting back in a game situation, but he settled in and his ability to see the floor, his ability to push the ball and his athleticism, which you seen on the lob catch from myself. And then defensively, he has some very quick hands so it's great to have him back on the floor," James said via Spectrum SportsNet.

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Many were waiting for Ball to find James on the fastbreak for an alley-oop slam, but they flipped the script as it was Ball that did the slamming on Wednesday.

It's unclear if James will play in the Lakers' final preseason game on Friday but once the regular season rolls around, expect Ball and James to spend a lot of time on the floor together, regardless of whether or not Ball wins the starting job eventually.


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