Los Angeles Lakers president Magic Johnson is focused on rookie Lonzo Ball's abilities on the court, not the off-court antics of his father, LaVar, or the amount of attention the Ball family receives.
"Only time I am going to concern myself with what [Lonzo] does off the court is if it is affecting his play on the court," Johnson said at Monday's Lakers media day.
Lonzo, the No. 2 overall pick in this year's NBA draft, has generated excitement in Los Angeles as the Lakers work toward turning themselves back into a contender. The 19-year-old acknowledged that he's likely to be a target this season, given all the attention surrounding him, his father, the family's Big Baller Brand and their Facebook reality show, "Ball in the Family."
Who will be the bigger storyline this season: Lonzo or LaVar Ball? And what impact will the rookie point guard have on the Lakers in 2017-18? Cast your vote below:
The Lakers open the regular season against the LA Clippers on Oct. 19.
-- Alex Tekip