Reactions varied, but an athlete in Los Angeles feels confident that LeBron will NOT be coming to his city next season.
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Ball was diagnosed with the injury at the end of the season , and he is expected to be healthy training camp, after the outlet.
Ball played 52 games this season and missed the middle and the end of the season with a left MCL sprain and left knee bruising.
The timing of the report is particularly interesting given the rumors about Los Angeles. The Lakers have reportedly engaged with the San Antonio Spurs as they tried to free Kawhi Leonard from the only franchise he had ever known. The news from Friday would seem to pause the Spurs if Ball were possibly part of a deal. He would also be a good match to LeBron James, who would be able to lighten and play the ball when James comes to the Lakers in a freelance agency.
Ball, the # 2 choice in last year's draft, comes off a solid rookie season with the Lakers, where he averaged 10.2 points, 7.2 assists and 6.9 rebounds.