Lonzo Ball was a teammate of LeBron James for one season on the Los Angeles Lakers. During that time, the 23-year-old point guard had the opportunity to take advice from the four-time NBA champion, who has a wealth of experience in the league.
The eldest of the Ball brothers revealed the key advice he received from James. “I thin the best advice I got is from Bron so far,” Lozno said during an interview on Uninterrupted. “He sat me down one time in the locker room and just, obviously he’s been through everything, he kinda knew all the crazy stuff that I was going through when I first got to the league and told me just to “Keep the main thing the main thing.”
“And that probably stuck with me the most out of anything anybody’s ever told me just because he’s right. Once you take care of what you have to take care of on the court and everything else falls in place. Especially in today’s world, I think all the kids coming in and stuff like with all the social media and everybody saying this, this and that.
“And everything that’s going on sometimes it gets away from basketball and as long as you keep, I think if you keep hoop first, keep your family first and go from there, that’s really all that matters. So I think that’s the most important thing that I’d like to pass down to younger kinds coming up. Because it’s going to get crazier with all the social media and stuff. So for me just telling them to stay focused and keep the main thing the main thing. I think that’s the best advice I’ve gotten so far.”
Ball improved his numbers since he was traded to the Pelicans from the Lakers two seasons ago. This past season, he averaged 14.6 points, 4.8 rebounds and 5.7 assists per game.