Lonzo Ball makes history... doesn't care

Adjust Comment Print

Kyle Kuzma led Los Angeles with 21 points, Julius Randle had 17 and Brook Lopez added 10 points.

Lakers' rookie Lonzo Ball recorded a triple-double in the game, scoring 19 points, dishing out 13 assists, and snatching 11 rebounds.

Ball reached the milestone with 11:29 remaining in the fourth quarter, with his rebound of a missed Bucks shot being the rookie's 10th of the night.

Ball, at age 20 years, 15 days, surpassed the previous record held by LeBron James, who had previously been the youngest to get a triple-double at the age of 20 years, 20 days. Ball also tallied three blocked shots and three steals. While that trio combined to go 19 for 36 from the floor, Los Angeles shot 41.9 percent overall while missing 16 of 22 3-point attempts and 15 of 37 free throws. "Then obviously you throw the free throws on top, you still have your chances but you have to play a pretty ideal game besides that".

Making things more hard for the Lakers were 23 turnovers, which Milwaukee converted for 17 points.

Smiling Giant Panda Photobombs Melania Trump During Visit to Beijing Zoo
First lady Melania Trump attends a welcoming ceremony at the Great Hall of the People in Beijing on November 9. USA first lady Melania Trump walks along the Mutianyu Great Wall section in Beijing Friday, Nov. 10, 2017.

"You can see that (he will get a lot of triple-doubles)". In a win over the Portland Trailblazers on January 19, 2005, James accounted for 27 points, 11 rebounds and 10 assists. If he's getting triple-doubles in the summer league, he is going to get triple-doubles in the regular season.

None came on the offensive end.

Magic Johnson, the President of Basketball Operations for the Lakers, predicted that Ball would registered multiple triple-doubles in his rookie season.

Giannis Antetokounmpo led the way for the Bucks with 33 points.