But the rookie point guard sent a reminder of why he was the No. 2 pick in this year's draft by recording 29 points, 11 rebounds and nine assists in the Lakers' 132-130 victory over the Phoenix Suns on Friday night.
After the game, Ball thought it was the perfect time to release his new single "Super Saiyan" to fans on Twitter.
— Lonzo Ball (@ZO2_) October 21, 2017
The song is available to download on iTunes, Apple Music, Tidal and Spotify.
The hook stands out most: "Triple B's, I'm the man. I'm leveled up, I'm Super Saiyan. You said I can't, but I can. Triple B's got the plan. I had to stunt on my haters, I had to show 'em who's boss. I had to flex on my haters, diamonds they drippin' in sauce."
It's uncommon to see a first-year player show a musical side so early in his career. But a handful of NBA players -- including, most recently, Portland Trail Blazers guard Damian Lillard -- have showcased their rapping skills while playing in the league.
So yes, Ball not only has his own shoe as part of a family-owned business (Big Baller Brand), but he's also getting his feet wet in the music industry. The 19-year-old is leaving his mark on the NBA, and he has played in only two regular-season games.
-- Josiah Turner