Las Vegas Summer League has been less about Basketball and more about Lonzo Ball.
The Lakers rookie has been one of the, if not THE standout rookie of the tournament averaging a near-triple double of 16 points, nine rebounds and nine assists to lead the los Angeles Lakers to the Summer League Championship game.
During today’s semi finals win over the Dallas Mavericks, Ball had one of the assists of the tournament as he punch passed the ball on the fast break to Alex Caruso.
Lonzo with the fist assist! 👊 pic.twitter.com/7eIM1Y3Lq5
— NBA (@NBA) July 17, 2017
I mean, TECHNICALLY that’s a violation as you’re not actually allowed to punch the basketball, according to the NBA rulebook. However, much like with the abundance of uncalled travels in the modern-NBA, the unwritten rule of ‘cool highlight plays take precedence over violations’ trumped the rule book once again.
Lonzo left the game in the third quarter suffering from suffers calf tightness and is questionable for the championship game.