Lonzo Ball is a unique NBA talent and his video game likeness will match that individuality when NBA 2K18 drops later this year. 2K Sports announced on Wednesday that it would be including some very lifelike player characteristics to its game, including with Ball’s Los Angeles Lakers player.
On Tuesday, some rookie player ratings including Lonzo Ball and Markelle Fultz, the top two picks in this spring’s NBA Draft, were dropped. But Lonzo having his own shooting style is a pretty big deal for someone who has yet to play in the NBA.
Ball’s elbow jumper will be replicated in NBA 2K18, and the game’s Twitter account showed an image of him just getting ready to shoot to prove it. An 80 rating is no joke for a rookie, either, which means the Lakers will be a fun team to run with Ball on the floor.
Though it’s only a virtual achievement, it’s yet another honor for Lonzo this summer. The weeks since he was taken second overall by the Lakers have been good to the rookie. He shined in the NBA Summer League in Las Vegas and was named the tournament’s MVP.
Michael Jordan says that LaVar Ball should shut up and let the kids play. And he’s right. But thankfully, it seems that Lonzo certainly can play. And his virtual likeness will look very similar to what he does in real life this fall.