The Lakers are guaranteed to make the playoffs in 2018 - at least according to one man.
Lonzo Ball is officially a Laker, which means that LaVar Ball, his father, has begun his victory tour. Minutes after his son was taken No. 2 overall, ESPN's Jeff Goodman interviewed the elder Ball about the future of the franchise.
As you'd imagine, Ball was bullish. In fact, he guaranteed that the Lakers will "make the playoffs" during his son's rookie season.
The Lakers went 26-56 last season - finishing second-to-last in the loaded Western Conference.
As a reminder, Ball also predicted that UCLA was going to win the NCAA Tournament - and that didn't happen. That being said, his son will likely help the Lakers improve.