Drama aside, the Lakers’ Lonzo Ball deserves your attention

We’re writing yet another Lonzo Ball-in-NBA-Summer-League story, but this one isn’t about his dad or his shoes or his dad’s shoes. This one is actually about . . . basketball, specifically what Ball can do with one.

Those will make you forget the funky jump shot or his, um, evolving defense, which was on display against fellow rookie Dennis Smith Jr.:

Iverson released a video shown to the crowd saying he would not play because of an injury. He was on the sideline to coach his 3’s Company team against the Tri-State squad coached by fellow 76ers Hall of Famer Julius Erving.

“I’m glad I had a chance to come back home,” Iverson told the crowd following player introductions. “Ain’t nothing like this relationship Cheap MLB Authentic Jerseys we have. I love you for supporting me throughout my career and still today you’re still supporting me.”

Iverson did not speak with the media after his team’s loss, but Erving did meet with reporters.

“Big3 is a new concept, but it’s an old story,” Erving said, via the Associated Press. “It’s about playing ball the way we all learned how to play ball out in the playground, like the playgrounds all around Philadelphia.”

That may have something to do with the schedules. Boston faces opponents with a combined winning percentage of .439 in its remaining eight games. Cleveland’s opponents in its final nine games, on the other hand, have a combined .496 winning percentage, and the Cavs battle playoff (or potential playoff) teams in six of their final Cheap NFL Jerseys seven (Pacers, Magic, Celtics, Hawks twice, Heat, Raptors).

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