Lonzo Anderson Ball or ‘Zo’ is an American professional basketball player in the NBA who plays for the Chicago Bulls. He is well known amongst the NBA community due to the loud and bold personality of his father, Lavar Ball. At the college and high school levels, Lonzo was one of the best point guards in the Nation due to his vision and basketball IQ.
Lonzo was born on October 27, 1997 in Anaheim, California. He and his two brothers, Lamelo and Liangelo, played their high school basketball for Chino Hills High School. During his senior season, he would lead his team to an unbeaten record. His team also won the state title and was ranked the number one team in the nation. Lonzo received the Naismith Prep Player of the Year award. The UCLA Bruins is where he would play during his lone season in college, racking up more awards on the way. Going into the 2017 NBA Draft, there was a large amount of hype surrounding Lonzo.
The LA Lakers selected Lonzo Ball with the second overall pick of the 2017 NBA Draft. He had a bright start to his NBA Career, winning the NBA Summer League MVP. His rookie season was very hot and cold as he missed a few games due to knee and shoulder injuries. In spite of his shooting inefficiencies and missing 30 games, he made it to the All-NBA Rookie Second Team.
During his second season with the Lakers, the team signed LeBron James. The signing took away the spotlight and some of the ball handling responsibility from Zo, allowing him to develop and learn without much scrutiny from the fans and media. He would get sidelined due to a knee injury and would later get traded to the New Orleans Pelicans.
After another middling season, Lonzo broke out during the 2020-2021 season. He was made to play a ‘3 and D’ Role in which he played very well. His shooting efficiency increased and he played great defense. At the end of the season, he became a sought after free agent. The Chicago Bulls signed him to a four year $85,000,000 deal.
Lonzo Ball’s Net Worth is estimated to be around $12 million. Most of his income is from his NBA Contract which paid him $33 million over the last 4 years. His current contract with the Chicago Bulls will pay him $21,250,000 through the 2021-2022 season.
Lonzo was born in Anaheim, California to Lavar and Tina Ball. He also has two brothers who are also professional basketball players who play in the NBA. Lamelo Ball and Liangelo Ball are his two younger brothers.
“He’s gotten better every year…Me and him are like top 5-10 guards in the league, on ball defense”- Alex Caruso blames injuries for Bulls’ struggles in playoffs, anticipates a strong comeback from Lonzo Ball