When the UCLA Bruins lost to the Kentucky Wildcats in the 2017 NCAA Tournament, the great majority of buzz revolved around the Ball family. After all, talented freshman guard Lonzo Ball struggled mightily (10 points, 4 of 10 shooting) in what would come to be his final college basketball game, and after that, the Twitter trolls were out in full force toward his father, LaVar Ball.
However, there was another big-time story-line in place, as Kentucky’s freshman point guard De’Aaron Fox was absolutely unbelievable in scoring 39 (!) points to lead his team to victory. With that in mind, the probable top-10 NBA Draft pick was prompted at the combine about the performance and whether he noticed that Los Angeles Lakers executive Magic Johnson was in attendance. He responded without even a hint of shyness.